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  2/19/2013, Adar 9, 5773

Gaza Court Cuts Sentence in Italian Murder Case

A Gaza military court on Tuesday accepted the appeal by two terrorists convicted last year of the kidnapping and murder of an Italian national, reducing their sentences from life to 15 years.

"The High Military Court has accepted the appeal presented by (Mahmud) al-Salfiti and (Tamer) al-Husasna to reduce their sentence from hard labour and life, to 15 years," said the judge in a brief hearing, according to AFP.