The Samaria Military Court today sentenced the mother of the Barkan murderer to 18 months in prison, paying a fine of NIS 5,000, as well as paying compensation to the families of the murdered in the amount of NIS 40,000.
The mother was convicted of failing to prevent the attack in the Barkan industrial zone where Kim Levengrond and Ziv Hajbi were murdered, despite knowing her son’s intentions.
At the hearing, the president of the military court said it was of great importance for family members to report relatives’ intentions to carry out attacks. “The defendant genuinely and subjectively suspected her son would carry out an attack, and did not act as required by law to prevent the planned attack.”
In the conviction itself, the judge wrote “the value of human life in such a case overrides family ties.”
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