Court gives 2005 terrorist two life sentences

Court gives terrorist 2

November 8, 2009 22:52

Riyad Arafat was sentenced Sunday by the Military Court of Samaria to two life sentences and 30 additional years in prison for his part in a 2005 terror attack that left two IDF soldiers dead. Arafat, a Nablus resident, was found guilty of planning and taking part in a shooting attack near the settlement of Migdalim in 2005. IDF soldiers Yossef Atia and Ariel Boda were killed in the attack. Two other soldiers were moderately wounded. According to the verdict, Arafat recruited his cousins, Amir and Samir Coca, to help him carry out the terror attack and drove them to the scene, near the Tapuah junction. Arafat informed his cousins of an approaching military vehicle. Amir and Samir, who were wearing IDF uniforms, used a "stop" sign to instruct the military vehicle to pull over, and then fired shots at the five soldiers who were in the car. Atia was killed immediately, while Boda was critically hurt, but succumbed to his wounds several months later.

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