Palestinian-American gets 2 life terms for Israeli teen’s murder
An Israeli military court Wednesday sentenced a Palestinian man with US citizenship to two life terms and more than $800,000 in penalties for the murder of a Jewish student in the occupied West Bank.
“The defendant will serve a total of two life sentences for this case,” the three-judge panel of the military court ruled.
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Montasser Shalabi, 44, was convicted last August of “intentional manslaughter -- equivalent to the offence of murder” after he opened fire at passengers waiting at a bus stop at Tapuah junction in the northern West Bank in May 2021.
The attack killed Yehuda Guetta, 19, a student at a religious seminary in Itamar settlement, and wounded two of his friends.
The military court ruled that Shalabi should also pay the equivalent of $484,000 to Guetta’s family, $323,000 to a student left paralyzed by his shooting injuries, and about $6,500 to a another student lightly injured in the attack.
In July, the army demolished Shalabi’s house in Turmus Ayya village, northeast of Ramallah in the West Bank, a move denounced by the US.
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