An Israeli military court sentences two Palestinians to life in prison for carrying out a deadly shooting attack in the West Bank settlement of Ariel last year.
Vyacheslav Golev, 23, was gunned down inside a guard booth at a gate to Ariel on April 29, 2022 by Palestinian assailants Youssef Sameeh Assi and Yahya Marei.
Golev used his body to shield his fiancée, Victoria Fligelman, from the hail of bullets, saving her life. The couple both worked as security guards at the settlement and would regularly do their shifts together.
Assi and Marei were convicted of intentionally causing the death of Golev. The offense is equivalent to murder in West Bank military courts. They were also convicted of the attempted murder of Fligelman, along with weapons offenses.
The pair are sentenced to life plus 30 years in jail, and are also ordered to pay a total of NIS 3 million ($800,000) to the Golev and Fligelman families.