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Israeli court gives life sentence to Palestinian for participating in deadly shooting attack

Jan. 22, 2017 8:15 P.M. (Updated: Jan. 23, 2017 9:58 A.M.)
(File)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) -- An Israeli court sentenced a Palestinian to life in prison plus an additional 30 years on Sunday for his involvement in a 2015 shooting attack which killed an Israeli settler, Israeli media reported.

According to news outlet Ynet, Abdullah Ishaq was the driver in a shooting attack near the illegal settlement of Shilo in the Nablus district of the occupied West Bank in June 2015.

One Israeli, 25-year-old Malachi Rosenfeld, was killed in the attack, and three others were injured.

The Times of Israel also reported that Ishaq was ordered to pay 250,000 shekels ($65,793) to the injured Israelis.

"The murderer got his punishment, but we prefer the death penalty and the expulsion of the murderers' families," Rosenfeld’s father Eliezer told Ynet.

Six Palestinians with alleged ties to the Hamas movement had been detained in connection with the shooting, with Israeli forces accusing them at the time of having planned other attacks.

It remained unclear when the others would be sentenced.

Israeli authorities have recently handed down a number of lengthy sentences to Palestinians for alleged involvement in or planning of attacks against Israelis, more than a year after a wave of political unrest spread across the occupied Palestinian territory in October 2015.
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