Omar al-Abed, the Muslim terrorist who stabbed to death three members of the Salomon family in their home in Halamish in July, was convicted Wednesday of three counts of murder, two counts of attempted aggravated manslaughter, one count of incitement and several other charges.
Prior to the conviction, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman called on the court to implement the death penalty for the terrorist.
“Today the verdict will be handed down to the terrorist who killed three members of the Salomon family in cold blood in the settlement of Halamish,” said Liberman.
“The death sentence is the only appropriate punishment for such a despicable act. I call on the judges to demonstrate courage and hand down a death sentence to this terrorist. Jewish blood will not cheap! There is no place for terrorists, not even in prison.”
Four members of the Salomon family were wounded in the massacre, three of them fatally, including Yosef Salomon, 70, his daughter Haya, 46, and his son Elad, 36.
On Friday, July 21st, while the Salomons were celebrating the birth of their grandson at their home in Halamish, the Muslim terrorist broke into the house, drew a knife, and stabbed the family members who had been seated at the dinner table.
A neighbor of the family heard their screams, rushed to the scene and shot the terrorist, moderately wounding him.
Families of murdered terror victims are demanding Israel implement the death penalty for terrorists. While Israel has a death penalty, it has only been used once, for Adolf Eichmann.