Terrorist Released in Shalit Prisoner Exchange Gets Life Sentence for Murder

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A convicted Hamas operative released in the 2011 Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange was sentenced Monday to two life sentences for murdering Ch.-Supt. Baruch Mizrahi during a 2014 West Bank Pesach terror attack, reports Daniel K. Eisenbud for the Jerusalem Post.

Ziad Awad, 45, had been sentenced to life in prison in 1993 for killing Palestinians he accused of collaborating with Israel.     On April 14, 2014, Awad shot and killed Mizrahi and wounded his wife, Hadas, as well as two of their five children, near the Tarkumiya checkpoint in the West Bank while the family was driving to a Seder.     Awad’s son Izzadin, 21, was convicted of aiding him in the murder and sentenced Tuesday to 20 years imprisonment.     After the murder, Awad told his son that “according to Islam, anyone who kills a Jew goes to heaven.”
{Matzav.com Israel News Bureau}

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