Palestinian terrorists given multiple life sentences for Tel Aviv massacre


( On Wednesday in the Tel Aviv District Court, three Palestinian terrorists who were convicted of murder in October for their involvement in the June 2016 terror attack that killed four Israelis in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market were each given four life sentences and an additional 60 years.

A memorial for the victims of the June 2016 Palestinian terror attack in Tel Aviv’s Sarona Market. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The court also ordered the terrorists to compensate each of the victims’ families with NIS 258,000 ($74,000), and each seriously injured victim with NIS 200,000 ($57,000). Additionally, the terrorists must pay each person that they attempted to murder NIS 20,000 ($5,700).

Last month, Mahmoud Mahamrah, 22, Khaled Mahamrah, 21, and Yunis Aish Musa Zin, 22, were convicted by the court on four counts of murder and 41 counts of attempted murder.

In the summer of 2016, the two Mahamrah cousins, from the village of Yatta near Hebron, dressed in suits and dined on sweets at the Max Brenner restaurant in the crowded Sarona Market moments before drawing weapons and indiscriminately shooting civilians. The two terrorists had stated that the Islamic State terror group inspired their actions.

Yunis Aish Musa Zin, also hailing from Yatta, did not participate in the shooting, but supplied the cousins with weapons to carry out the massacre, including 12-inch knives coated in rat poison.

The Israelis killed in the shooting were Ido Ben Ari, 42, of Ramat Gan; Ilana Neve, 39, of Tel Aviv; Michael Feige, 58, of Givatayim; and Mila Mishayev, 32, of Ashkelon. An additional 41 people were injured in the terror attack.

Posted on November 29, 2017 .