Teen killer of murdered Israeli activist Ari Fuld jailed for life

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Teen killer of murdered Israeli activist Ari Fuld jailed for life

Judea Military Court ordered Palestinian Khalil Jabarin, 17, to pay £290,000 to Fuld's family as compensation and was sentenced to life in jail

Ari Fuld
Ari Fuld

The Palestinian teenager who murdered Israeli-American Ari Fuld in a terrorist attack in the West Bank in 2018 has been sentenced to life in prison.

The Judea Military Court also ordered Khalil Jabarin, 17, to pay NIS 1,250,000 (£290,000) to Fuld’s family as compensation.

The court earlier this year convicted Jabarin of one count of intentionally causing death — the court’s equivalent of murder — and three counts of attempted murder.

In a statement after the sentencing, Fuld’s wife Miriam said: “I felt the judges heard us and then got to know the man that Ari was.” 

Before the hearing, she had told reporters: “Ari is our hero. He learnt to protect the country and the Jewish people, on social media, in army reserve duty, in advocacy, and we expect the court to protect him as he protected the land of Israel.”

Khalil Jabarin

Fuld’s mother, Mary, said: “As a mother, there are no consolations. As an Israeli citizen, there is justice and that is what we expect. Justice.”

Jabarin stabbed Fuld, a father of four, multiple times in the back and neck as he was standing outside a supermarket near the Gush Etzion junction.

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