Palestinian Receives Life Sentence for Murdering Jewish Lover Over Nationalistic Motives
JNS.org – Mohammed Harouf, an Arab resident of Shechem in Samaria, was convicted Sunday of murdering Michal Halimi, an Israeli woman with whom he was having an affair, for nationalistic reasons.
Harouf will serve a life sentence for the murder, which is now considered an act of terror. As part of a plea bargain arrangement, the original indictment was amended to include that the murder was motivated by political reasons as opposed to personal reasons.
When asked by reporters at an earlier court hearing as to why he murdered 29-year-old Halimi, who was eight-months pregnant at the time of her death, Harouf replied, “I’ll kill all the Jews!”
Harouf confessed to strangling and beating Halimi, then covering and leaving her body in Holon and getting away in her car. Halimi’s body was discovered in the sand dunes near Holon on July 24. Halimi was a resident from the Jewish settlement of Adam, and was pregnant with a child as the product of her marriage.
As the perpetrator of a nationalistic crime against Israelis, Harouf’s family now becomes eligible to receive stipends paid to terrorists by the Palestinian Authority.