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Amjad Mahmad Awad Photo courtesy of the Shin Bet
Amjad Mahmad Awad Photo courtesy of the Shin Bet
Hakim Mazen Awad Photo courtesy of the Shin Bet
Hakim Mazen Awad Photo courtesy of the Shin Bet

Suspects in Fogel family murder remanded

Samaria Military Court grants prosecution's motion to keep Hakim Mazen Awad, Amjad Mahmad Awad in custody pending indictment

Hanan Greenberg
Published: 05.26.11, 18:40 / Israel News

The Samaria Military Court on Thursday remanded Hakim Mazen Awad, 18, and Amjad Mahmad Awad, 19 – the primary suspects in the Fogel family massacre in March – for an additional 11 days.


The Military Prosecution informed the court that it will file the official indictment against the two at their next arraignment. The indictment against each is expected to include five counts of murders, as well as other related offences.


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The prosecutor reminded the court that the two had intended to follow the Itamar massacre with another terror attack, but did not offer any detail. It is still unclear whether the future indictment will include any conspiracy charges.


The two suspects, who initially reenacted the murder in what police sources called "shocking, cold and remorseless, detailed description," – now deny any involvement in the act.


The Military Prosecution has yet to decide what sentence it will request the court to impose on the two.


Sources familiar with the case told Ynet that the possibility of asking for the death penalty was explored shortly, but given such a motion's slim chances, the prosecution is likely to ask both men be sentenced to a term of life imprisonment for each of the murders, compounded with additional time for the other offences perpetrated during the commission of the attack.



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