Palestinian sentenced for killing Israeli family

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Posted: Sep 13, 2011 12:51 PM
Palestinian sentenced for killing Israeli family

An Israeli military court has sentenced a Palestinian man to 130 years in jail for the fatal stabbing of five members of an Israeli family, including a baby.

The court said Hakim Awad showed no regret for the grisly killings in the West Bank settlement of Itamar.

On the eve of the Jewish Sabbath in March, Hakim and another attacker sneaked into the settlement and stabbed members of the Fogel family to death as they slept.

Among the victims was a 3-month-old baby girl and two other children, ages 4 and 11.

In their ruling Tuesday, the judges called the attacks "a monstrous act" and said they were shocked at the lack of remorse, especially for "stabbing a baby in the head as it cried in its mother's arms."