BORDER POLICE officers search the area around the settlement of Dolev after the shooting attack of Danny Gonen in June 2015..
(photo credit: REUTERS)
The Judea Military Court sentenced the Palestinian terrorist who murdered Danny Gonen to two life sentences, a NIS 3.5 million fine and recommended that he never be freed in any future prisoner exchange.
Muhammad Abu Shahin, along with others, murdered the 25-yearold Lod resident in mid-June 2015 near Dolev, a settlement some 30 km. northwest of Jerusalem. He and a friend were waved down by Shahin, who shot them with a 9-mm.handgun at point-blank range.
Gonen’s mother, Devora, said after the sentencing on Monday that the government was allowing an “animal walking on two legs, who is mistakenly called a human, to keep on living and enjoying life on our bill.”
The court said that Shahin went “on a killing spree,” during which he tried time after time to murder citizens and soldiers solely because they were Jews.
The extraordinarily large fine was granted to him following a push by the Gonen family and their lawyer, Adrian Agassi.
The Jerusalem Post has acquired court documents from a hearing on August 15, in which Agassi addressed the court. “The family asked... the court to specifically address... that the defendant was released as part of a political gesture of Olmert in 2008. I request that the court note this fact because it has consequences for the future steps that the family wants to take against the State of Israel and the IDF and all who are connected to the Oslo Accords and the murderers,” he said.
Agassi won a multimillion-shekel fine against Palestinian terrorists in the 2014 and 2015 sentencings of the murderers of Asher and Yonatan Palmer.
The recommendation to refrain from releasing Shahin in any future prisoner release is part of a new trend, which began when the Tel Aviv District Court ruled against releasing terrorist Nur al-Din Abu Hashaya last September.