Arab terrorist who murdered rabbi receives 2 life sentences
Mohammed al-Amairah, an Arab terrorist who was involved in the terror attack that claimed the life of Rabbi Michael “Miki” Mark, was sentenced on Wednesday to two life terms in prison and ordered to pay NIS 250,000 in compensation to the victim’s family.
Mark, 48, was murdered in a shooting attack in the southern Mount Hevron area in July 2016. His wife and two of his children were wounded in the attack.
The family’s car came under fire while traveling on Route 60 near Beit Hagai, south of Hevron. Mark’s wife, Hava, was seriously wounded, their 15-year-old son Pedaya was lightly wounded, while 13-year-old daughter Tehila was moderate-to-seriously wounded.
Al-Amairah, who was arrested two weeks after the murder, was convicted of premeditated murder and several counts of attempted murder both for the attack on the Mark family and for three other attempted attacks.
His accomplice, Mohammed Fakih, was eliminated on July 26 after a firefight with IDF troops that arrived at his home to arrest him.
Several of Fakih’s relatives were also arrested, including his brother, Sahib, who confessed in his interrogation to aiding his brother hide, as well as helping him hide the weapons he had.
The terrorist’s cousin, Muaz Fakih, also confessed to helping find a place for his cousin to stay in the days that followed the terror attack.