Jerusalem bus terrorist gets life in prison

A Jerusalem court sentences an East Jerusalem terrorist to three consecutive life sentences and an additional 60 years in prison for killing three people in an attack on a bus in the capital in October.

Last month, Bilal Abu Ghanem was convicted of three counts of murder, seven counts of attempted murder and aiding the enemy in wartime for his role in killing three people in an attack on a bus in the Armon Hanatziv neighborhood of Jerusalem in October.

As part of his sentence, the court demands that Abu Ghanem, a Jabel Mukaber resident and Hamas supporter, compensate the people he injured and the families of the deceased.

According to the judge’s decision, the families of the three people killed will receive NIS 250,000 ($64,000), the wounded will receive NIS 150,000 ($38,000) and the bus driver will get NIS 100,000 ($26,000).

— Judah Ari Gross

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