Scene of explosion outside restuarant
Photo: Ofer Amram
Victims evacuated from scene of attack
Photo: Avi Cohen
The Salem military court in the West Bank sentenced Muhammed Amudi to 11 life sentences, and 20 additional years in prison for his role in a suicide bombing at a Tel Aviv shawarma restaurant last spring.
On 17 April, 2006, a Palestinian suicide bomber detonated himself at a crowded fast-food stand near Tel Aviv's old central bus station. Amudi was the mastermind behind the terror attack, which left 11 people killed and dozens injured.
“Before us stands a murderer with blood on his hands. It is the blood of the terror attack’s victims. The defendant cannot wash this blood off his hands, not even with pure water. It will remain on his hands forever.
"The defendant before us is no longer worthy of being in the company of human beings,” Amudi’s sentence read.
“The defendant’s actions cut short the lives of the attack’s victims … each and everyone of the victims’ dreams were shattered, and whole families destroyed in the explosion,” the sentence continued.