The Beersheba District Court on Monday sentenced a Bedouin Israeli man to a life sentence plus an additional 20 years in jail for the 2017 murder of an Israel Defense Forces soldier in a terrorist attack in the southern city of Arad.
Khaled Abu Jaudah, from an unrecognized village in southern Israel, will also pay NIS 250,000 (approximately $69,000) in compensation — the maximum amount allowed by law — for fatally stabbing Ron Kokia, a sergeant in the IDF’s Nahal Infantry Brigade, as the latter waited at a bus stop on November 30, 2017.
“Ron was a victim only because he was a Jew and an armed soldier, who was alone,” the judges wrote in their ruling. “The defendant was equipped with a knife and a car only for the purpose of carrying out the attack. The defendant conceived the idea to carry out the attack, his actions were planned in advance, carefully and coolly.”
Read more at Times of Israel.