Asam Barghouti receives four life sentences for terror attack killings

Four life sentences for terrorist who slew troops, critically wounded unborn baby

Asem Barghouti had been found guilty of killing two soldiers, causing death of newborn baby delivered after his mother was shot in stomach; family of slain soldier: killer should be hanged in public square

Gilad Cohen , Elisha Ben Kimon |
Updated: 06.24.20 , 15:42
A terrorist who murdered two IDF soldiers and a newborn baby in 2018 attacks was sentenced Wednesday to four consecutive life sentences.
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  • In the ruling, Military Court Judge Lt. Col. Zvi Heilborn wrote that Asem Barghouti should serve a life sentence for each murder he had committed.
    גזר הדין לעאסם ברגותי אשר חשוד בשלושה מעשי רצח בפיגוע בצומת עפרה וגבעת אסףגזר הדין לעאסם ברגותי אשר חשוד בשלושה מעשי רצח בפיגוע בצומת עפרה וגבעת אסף
    Asam Barghouti receives four life sentences for terror attack killings
    (Photo: Amit Shabi)
    Barghouti, a resident of the West Bank village of Kobar, was found guilty of carrying out a shooting attack with his brother at the entrance to the settlement of Ofra in December 2018, wounding Shira Ish-Ran and her unborn child.
    The baby, who was critically hurt, was delivered in hospital but died after three days. His mother sustained serious injuries and later recovered.
    שירה איש- רן בבית החולים שערי צדקשירה איש- רן בבית החולים שערי צדק
    Shira Ish-Ran in hospital after the attack
    (Photo: Ohad Zwigenberg)
    Four days later, Barghouti carried out another shooting attack at an intersection near the settlement of Giv'at Asaf, killing the two IDF soldiers.
    The parents of Yuval Mor Yossef, who was killed in the second attack said they could find closure as the terrorist had not been sentenced to death.
    "He should be hanged in a city square for all to see," the parents said.
    "We do not want to know he is living in jail not far from our home," they said, referring to a security prison near their hometown of Ashkelon.
    זירת הפיגוע בגבעת אסף בנימיןזירת הפיגוע בגבעת אסף בנימין
    Aftermath of the attack that killed two IDF soldiers in 2018 near Giv'at Asaf in the West Bank
    (Photo: AFP)
    Barghouti was apprehended at the home of an accomplice in an operation conducted by the military, police and the IDF.
    His brother Salah was killed a month earlier while attempting to escape capture.
    Security officials said Barghouti was preparing more attacks when he was caught.

    First published: 15:29 , 06.24.20
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