Muslim terrorist given 4 life sentences over the murder of 2 IDF soldiers and an unborn baby
A Muslim terrorist was sentenced to four life sentences by an Israeli military court over two shooting attacks in December 2018, in which two IDF soldiers and an unborn baby were murdered.
The court also ordered punitive damages of over NIS 15 million to be given to the families of the various victims.
Asem Barghouti, a Muslim terrorist from the terror nest of Kobar, home of the Barghouti clan of Hamas jihadists, had already spent 11 years in Israeli prisons for security-related crimes, including plans to abduct soldiers.
Barghouti, along with his brother, carried out a terror attack at the Ofra Junction on December 9, 2018, in which a heavily pregnant woman had been wounded, resulting in her baby’s death after three days of efforts by doctors to save his life.
His mother, Shira Ish-Ran, was seriously injured and later recovered.
Four days later, the Muslim terrorist carried out another shooting attack at a junction near the Jewish community of Givat Asaf, murdering two IDF soldiers, Sgt. Yossi Cohen and Staff Sgt. Yovel Mor-Yosef.
His brother Salah Barghouti was eliminated during his arrest attempt on December 11, 2018.
Their 17-year-old brother Mohammed was arrested for involvement in the terror attacks.
Asem Barghouti was arrested in the Arab village of Abu Shukheidim, north of Ramallah, at the home of one of Barghouti’s accomplices following intensive intelligence collection by the Shin Bet, Border Police, and IDF forces.
Assem, Salah and Mohammed are sons of Omar Barghouti, a senior Hamas terrorist who spent 28 years in Israeli prisons.