Mohammed Zakharane, who instigated and planned the 2009 attack in Gan Yavne, in which Gregory Rabinowitz was murdered, was sentenced to life in prison and ordered to pay the family NIS 500,000 in compensation.

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A military court on Thursday handed down two life sentences on Mohammed Zakharane, who instigated and planned a 2009 terror attack in which an Israeli man was murdered.

Zakharane was arrested in 2013 and was recently charged with planning the attack and recruiting its perpetrators. He was also indicted for his involvement in the murder of a Palestinian whom he suspected was working with Israeli officials.

The three terrorists who carried out the attack were sentenced to life imprisonment back in 2010.

Gregory Rabinowitz, who was a taxi driver, was brutally beaten by the assailants and later strangled with a rope.