Palestinian who murdered Italian jailed for life

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July 19, 2007 20:10




An Israeli military court sentenced a Palestinian to life imprisonment Thursday for the 2006 killing of an Italian tourist near Jerusalem's old city. Angelo Frammartino, from the town of Monte Rotondo near Rome, was fatally stabbed last August in what the military described as an ambush near the Herod's Gate entrance to the walled city. He was 24 when he died. Ashraf Hanaisha was arrested within days of the stabbing and confessed, the military said. He pleaded guilty at the opening of his trial and was convicted of murder. At the time of Hanaisha's arrest, the army said he had told interrogators he had intended to kill a Jew, and the murder of the Italian tourist was a mistake.


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