ארי פולד
Ari Fuld
Photo: Courtesy
Ari Fuld

Israel sentences Ari Fuld killer to life in prison

Military court gives Khalil Jabarin, who was 16 years old at the time of the attack, maximum sentence for stabbing 45-year-old American-Israeli man in a Gush Etzion supermarket in September of 2018

Elisha Ben Kimon |
Published: 07.21.20 , 16:48
Israeli military court on Tuesday sentenced to life imprisonment a Palestinian terrorist who murdered Ari Fuld, a former IDF paratrooper, in the West Bank two years ago.
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  • The 45-year-old American-Israeli was stabbed to death in September 2018, when Khalil Jabarin entered the Rami Levy food store in Gush Etzion with an intention to commit a terror attack. Fuld tried to prevent the attacker from harming others but was severely injured in the ensuing fight and died of his wounds.
    ארי פולדארי פולד
    Ari Fuld
    (Photo: Courtesy)
    The Judea Military Court in Ofer also ordered Jabarin to pay 1,250,000 shekels ($365,000) in damages to Fuld's family.
    Last January, the terrorist, who was 16 at the time of the attack, was convicted of voluntary manslaughter and three counts of attempted manslaughter.
    Fuld's widow Miriam said she hopes the killer "rots in jail," upon hearing the sentence.
    "It is the only fair sentence for such a despicable act. I felt the judges really listened to us, that they have learnt to really what kind of man Ari was," she said.
    מרי פולד אמו של  ארי פולד ז"ל עם אשתו מריםמרי פולד אמו של  ארי פולד ז"ל עם אשתו מרים
    Ari Fuld's mother Marry, hugging his widow, Miriam
    (Photo: Shalev Shalom)
    Fuld's brother, Eitan, said death sentence would have been a more just outcome.
    "The bare minimum is to deprive him [the terrorist] of sunlight," he said. "That man has ruined my family and for that he deserves to stay locked up for the rest of his life."
    Eitan also addressed the bill, sanctioning Palestinian banks who transfer money to convicted terrorists: "The reality in which a paycheck is delivered to loathsome terrorists needs to come to an end."

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