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A military court on Tuesday sentenced one of the Fogel family murderers
in Itamar to five life sentences, following his conviction in the
murders last month.
Judges wrote in the sentencing that Hakim Awad’s actions “shock the conscience and leave any civilized person open mouthed.”
early August the Samaria Military Court convicted 18- year-old Hakim
Awad for the murder of five members of the Fogel family in the Itamar
settlement. The victims include three children between three months and
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admitted to the charges against him in the indictment, according to
which he and another youth, Amjad Awad, murdered the Fogel family in
Hakim Awad was also convicted of weapons offenses and various other security offenses.
The verdict on Amjad Awad is expected later this month.
The defendants, who are from the same clan, confessed to stabbing and
shooting two young brothers, their parents, and a three-month-old baby
in the attack.
“I don’t regret what I did, and would do it again,” Amjad Awad told
reporters in May. “I’m proud of what I did and I’ll accept any
punishment I get, even death, because I did it all for Palestine,” he
added.Joanna Paraszczuk and Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report.