Terrorist convicted in deadly 2015 shooting handed life in prison
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Terrorist convicted in deadly 2015 shooting handed life in prison

Amjad Hamed sentenced for role in killing Malachy Rosenfeld in West Bank drive-by shooting

The family of Malachy Moshe Rosenfeld mourn near his body during his funeral at Kohav Hashahar in the West Bank, July 1, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)
The family of Malachy Moshe Rosenfeld mourn near his body during his funeral at Kohav Hashahar in the West Bank, July 1, 2015. (Yonatan Sindel/FLASH90)

A Palestinian terrorist convicted of killing an Israeli in a 2015 shooting attack on a West Bank road was sentenced on Monday to life imprisonment.

Amjad Hamed was sentenced in military court for his part in the murder of Malachy Rosenfeld, who was shot as he was driving home with friends.

Hamed was also found guilty of attempted murder of the other civilians who were injured in the attack, with involvement in two other attempted terror attacks and other security crimes.

Malachy Rosenfeld (Facebook)

He was sentenced to life imprisonment and ordered to pay NIS 325,000 ($92,000) in compensation as well as a fine of NIS 25,000 ($7,000).

Rosenfeld died a day after the car he was traveling in was shot at by Hamed and two other Palestinian assailants near the West Bank settlement of Shvut Rachel, north of Ramallah on July 29, 2015.

Rosenfeld’s three friends, with him in the car, were also wounded in the attack.

The four, all of whom lived in the West Bank settlement of Kochav Hashahar, had been driving near Route 60, the main north-south artery running through the West Bank, when they were attacked.

On January 22, another, unnamed, member of the terror cell involved in the shooting was sentenced to life imprisonment and an additional 30 years, as well as compensation of NIS 325,000 ($92,000). The trial of a third terrorist accused of involvement in the attack is still ongoing.

Marissa Newman and Judah Ari Gross contributed to this report.

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