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Vadim Nurzhitz
33 years old

Vadim was lynched by a Palestinian mob in Ramalla in October 2000.

David - Vadims' Son

In The News

[This story appeared on abc.net.au]
Posted: Wed, 26 Mar 2003 8:09 AEDT

ABC News - Palestinian gets life for role in beating death of Israeli soldiers

An Israeli military court has sentenced a Palestinian militant to life in prison for his involvement in the death of two soldiers by a Palestinian mob in the West Bank in 2000, an army spokesman said.

He said Mahmoud Matzleh, a member of the militant group Islamic Jihad, was also convicted of ordering attacks, including a suicide bombing that killed two women.

Two other Islamic Jihad militants tried with him, Husam Shehada and Haitham Hamdan, received life sentences as well for other attacks near Jerusalem that killed five Israelis, he said.

Two unarmed Israeli reserve soldiers were killed in October 2000 at the outset of a 30-month-old Palestinian independence uprising against Israel after they mistakenly drove their car into the West Bank city of Ramallah.

Both were arrested by Palestinian police and then beaten to death by Palestinians who stormed the police station where they were being held.

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