(July 22, 2020 / JNS) Khalil Jabarin was sentenced to life in prison by the Judea Military Court on Tuesday for the fatal stabbing of American-Israeli Ari Fuld, 45, and attempting to murder three other people at the Gush Etzion shopping area in September 2018.
The attack became international news because it was caught on security cameras, along with Fuld getting up after being stabbed multiple times in the back to shoot and able to wound Jabarin, who was looking for more victims.
Fuld was posthumously awarded the Medal of Distinction, the third-highest award that can be granted by the Israel Police.
The court also ordered Jabarin, who was 17 at the time, to pay the Fuld family NIS 1.25 million ($368,125).
Attorney Maurice Hirsch, who represented the Fuld family, said that the damages awarded made no sense because Jabarin would receive more from the Palestinian Authority, which provides monthly stipends to terrorists in Israeli prisons.
“The sentence handed down to the murderer of Ari Fuld failed miserably to create deterrence,” said Hirsch. “While in prison serving his sentence, the murderer will be paid millions of shekels by the P.A. as part of its terror-rewarding ‘pay-for-slay’ policy. The damages the court ordered the murderer to pay the Fulds is less than a quarter of what he will be paid [by the P.A.]. The decision of the court is proof that terror pays.”
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