Terrorist charged with murder of West Bank father of 6

Charges have been filed against one of the terrorists who murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach in January. The terrorist was also charged with attempted murder for being involved in several attempted terror attacks.
Rabbi Raziel Shevach and the scene of the attack Photo Credit: MDA/The Shevach family

An indictment was filed on Sunday against Ahmed Kunba, one of the terrorists involved in the murder of Rabbi Raziel Shevach. The second terrorist, Ahmad Nassar Jarrar, was eliminated during an IDF operation in February.

Kunba was charged with intentionally causing death, which is equivalent to murder in the West Bank military court, for his role in the terror attack. In addition, he was charged with attempted murder for being involved in several attempted terror attacks and other security offenses.

In January, Shevach was fatally shot outside of the West Bank settlement of Havat Gilad. Less than a month later, Jarrar was shot by security forces that had entered Jenin to apprehend him. Kunba was arrested in mid-February.

Shevach, a father of six, was laid to rest in Havat Gilad even though the outpost lacks a cemetery, becoming the first person to be buried in the small community. Aside from being a rabbi, 35-year-old Shevach was a volunteer Magen David Adom medic and mohel. Friends of his said that he was a well-known figure in the Havat Gilad community and enjoyed teaching young children.

During the funeral, Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Israel David Lau called Shevach an “outstanding rabbi.” He then slammed Muslim leaders for not speaking out against the terror attack. “He was a father to children, a husband. Where are the condemnations?” Lau said.

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