The trial began on Sunday for two of the main suspected terrorists
responsible for murdering American Kristine Luken in a terror attack in
December of last year while she was hiking in the Jerusalem forest with
her friend Kay Wilson.
The attackers also attempted to kill Wilson, who
barely managed to escape with her life.
Wilson’s testimony to the police after the attack provided enough
information to break up a ring of 13 Palestinian terrorists responsible
for two murders, two attempted murders, at least one rape, and a series
of other violent crimes.
The two main suspects, Ayad Fasafa and Kafah Animat, both from villages
around Hebron, were arrested less than 48 hours after the attack and
confessed to the crime. Forensic evidence, including a small penknife
that Wilson used to stab one of her attackers, also implicated the men
in the crime.