Muslim terrorist convicted for murder of Duvdevan soldier Ronen Lubarsky

A military court convicted a 32-year-old Muslim terrorist of first-degree murder on Sunday in the murder of elite soldier Ronen Lubarsky last May.

The three military judges convicted the Muslim terrorist in a unanimous decision based on his confession. His sentencing will be given at a later date.

Duvdevan Elite soldier Ronen Lubarsky died from critical injuries he sustained during a counter-terrorism operation in al-Amari when a Muslim terrorist threw a marble block at him from the third floor of a building.

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Though he was wearing full protective gear at the time of the attack, the impact of the slab shattered his helmet and caused a severe blow to his head.

After fighting for his life for two days, the 20-year-old soldier eventually succumbed to his injuries.

Muslim terrorist Islam Mohammed Yousef Naji, a resident of the al-Am’ari neighborhood near Ramallah, was arrested in July after intelligence suggested he threw the marble slab that led to the death of Ronen Lubarsky, on May 24, 2018.


According to the Shin Bet, Naji’s brother was imprisoned for a terror shooting attack in 2004, carried out as a member of Hamas terror group. He was released from prison in 2009.

Some of the investigation’s details are still under a gag order.

In December, following a Supreme Court’s decision, the IDF demolished the home of the Muslim terrorist who murdered Ronen Lubarsky.

The IDF blew up the four-story building where the terrorist and his family lived in the al-Amari neighborhood of Ramallah. Soldiers from the IDF’s elite Duvdevan unit also participated in the demolition.


Duvdevan is an elite special forces unit which carries out the largest number of anti-terrorism operations in Judea and Samaria.

Lubarsky’s death brings the amount of fallen Duvdevan soldiers to 18 since the unit was established in 1986. Most of the fallen soldiers were killed in training accidents or as a result of friendly fire during an operation – none of them were killed by enemy fire.