Fogel family killer gets five life sentences

Samaria District Military Court sentences 18-year-old Hakim Awad who had confessed to charges of murdering five family members in Itamar.

September 14, 2011 01:52
Hakem and Amjad Awwad

Suspects in Fogel, Itamar massacre_311. (photo credit: Courtesy)


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The Samaria District Military Court sentenced 18-year-old Hakim Awad on Tuesday to five life sentences for the murder earlier this year of five members of the Fogel family in the settlement of Itamar.

Awad had confessed to the charges brought against him and was convicted last month of murdering – together with his cousin Amjad Awad – Udi and Ruth Fogel and three of their children. The sentences will be served consecutively.

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Amjad Awad has yet to be sentenced.

“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.”

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