Amjad Awad sentenced for Itamar terror attack

Amjad Awad receives five life sentences for murder of Fogel family members

Date: 16/01/2012, 4:11 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

A military court in Samaria sentenced Amjad Awad to five consecutive life sentences in prison on Monday (January 16) .

Amjad Awad was convicted in November for the murder of five members of the Fogel family during a terrorist attack in Itamar in March. He was convicted based on the evidence against him, including his own confession.

The judges in the case noted: “No civilized person can understand the hatred and primitive and monstrous cruelty of his actions. [Amjad Awad] appeared before us with no flicker of remorse in his heart and not a trace of embarassment in his eyes.”

Amjad Awad’s accomplice, Hakim Awad, was sentenced to five life sentences in September after being convicted.

DNA evidence at the scene of the massacre was used to prove the guilt of the two men.

In April, the prosecution filed indictments against the two men on charges of pre-meditated murder, weapons theft, breaking and entering, and conspiracy to commit a crime.