Military court on Thursday to announce verdict of Halamish terrorist

Omar al-Abed, who murdered three members of the Salomon family in the settlement of Halamish in July, will be given his verdict on Thursday after being convicted about a month ago.
The terrorist, Omar al-Abed, in court Photo credit: Yonatan Sindel, Flash 90

A military court on Thursday will announce the verdict in the trial of Omar al-Abed, who murdered three members of an Israeli family in the settlement of Halamish in July 2017.

Armed with a knife, Abed entered the home of the Salomon family and murdered Yossi Salomon, 70, and his children Chaya and Elad. The mother, Tova, was severely injured.

In a letter to the judges ahead of Thursday's verdict, Michal, Elad's widow, requested that the terrorist be punished by death. "The State of Israel is facing a Palestinian Authority that directly calls for the murder of Jews, in any possible means. It has created an absurd situation in which murdering Jews has become an easy way to get money, a solution to personal and social problems and more."

"We ask of the Israeli legal system to demonstrate determination and strengthen the deterrence of terrorists, their families and their accessories - with death sentences, home demolitions, revoking citizenships and toughening the punishments of those who knew and did nothing to prevent it."

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