Three Muslim terrorists were handed prison sentences Thursday morning for their involvement in the manslaughter of Alexander Levlovich, 64, who was killed in 2015 in a car crash caused when rocks were thrown at his traveling vehicle.
Bringing the protracted case to its conclusion, the Jerusalem District Court sentenced Muhammad Salah Abu Kaf to 15 years, Walid Firas al-Atrash to 13.5 years and a minor, whose identity was not disclosed, to three years.
Over a year ago, the ringleader of the stone-throwers, Mahmoud Abed Dwayyat, was given 18 years in prison as part of a plea bargain. Another minor involved in the fatal attack was also sentenced at the same time as Dwayyat to nine years in prison.
The case marked the first time that indictments have been served in civil courts for rock-throwing and causing manslaughter.
The sentencings come over three years after Levlovich was fatally wounded in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Armon Hanatziv (East Talpiot) on the eve of Rosh Hashana—the Jewish new year—in 2015 when he lost control of his car after it was pelted with stones by Palestinians. He was returning home after a festive meal.
In 2015, five of the then-suspects, all from the Sur Baher east Jerusalem neighborhood, were indicted.
According to the indictments, the convicts met on the night of the killing with the intention of throwing rocks at cars containing Jewish passengers on the road leading to Armon Hanatziv.
A few cars were struck by their rocks and after Levlovich’s vehicle was hit, he swerved and crashed into a tree and then a utility pole. He later succumbed to his wounds.
The Muslim terrorists fled the scene after causing Levlovich’s crash and met at a later time to coordinate a false version of events.