JERUSALEM (Jul. 26)
A young Palestinian terrorist was sentenced to life imprisonment for murder by a military court in Ramallah yesterday.
Jammal Al-Awarne, 22, was convicted of the fatal shooting of Yaacov Kor, an Israeli shopper in Bethlehem’s open air market two years ago. During his trial he confessed to membership in El Fatah, the military arm of the Palestine Liberation Organization. He underwent military training in Damascus. He also confessed to throwing Molotov cocktails at Israeli military and civilian vehicles and planting explosives in Jerusalem and Beit Shemesh.
He shot Kor in the head at close range in 1982. About a year later he himself was seriously wounded when Allan Goodman, an American-born Israeli soldier, opened fire on Arab worshippers as they left their mosques on the Temple Mount in East Jerusalem.