The Palestinian Arabs Iyad Fatata and Kifah Ganimat convicted in Israel for the murder of American tourist Christine Luken, can stand trial in the US if they are ever released from an Israeli prison, reports Agency Associated Press, citing the Prosecutor’s office of the district of Columbia.
An Israeli court sentenced Fatafta to life imprisonment and 20 years in prison additionally, Ganimat, convicted of murdering Israeli woman in the Planet Sorek, was sentenced to two life terms and 60 years later.
From a legal point of view, of the crime of Patafta and Ganimat are such that they cannot count on leniency and spend the rest of his life in prison. But in the past the government of Israel repeatedly was making deals with terrorist organizations or have made «goodwill gestures» to support the Palestinian authority, resulting in many murderers went free.
Christian Luken was killed in 2010. Law enforcement agencies arrested eight Palestinian Arabs from Tarqumia and Beit Tzurif who were members of a gang that operated from the late 90-ies. On account of the bandits were mostly robbery and rape, but in 2010, after being in Dubai has been eliminated coordinator of Hamas Mahmoud al-Mabhouh, the gang moved to terrorist actions.
The first terrorist attack of this gang was an attack on a young couple walking around Beit Shemesh 20 February 2010. To kill young people the Arabs failed, but they have inflicted several stab wounds. Police at first believed that we are talking about crimes of jealousy, and only after the arrest of terrorists became clear that the attack had nationalist motives.
The second attack was the murder of the Planet of Sorek, committed in the same month. Sorek body was discovered near Beit Shemesh and the police for a long time could not qualify the incident, tending to murder, then to suicide.
The last attack was an attack on Christine Luken and Kay Wilson. Terrorists killed, Lucan and seriously wounded Wilson, who pretended to be dead. When the Arabs ran away, Kay was able to reach the vacationing people in the woods and call for help.
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