Two Arabs Sentenced to Life Imprisonment for Killing of Israeli

Life sentences were imposed yesterday on two Gaza Arabs convicted of the murder of Roy Rothberg of the Nahal Oz kibbutz. The two were seized seven months after the crime during Israel’s occupation of the Gaza Strip in the Sinai campaign.

The Jerusalem district court passed the sentences after hearing testimony that the defendants, one a farmer and the other a police sergeant, accompanied by an Egyptian officer, crossed into Israel territory, seized Rothberg and dragged him across the border where he was brutally murdered in April, 1956.

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