Together with his cousin Hakem Awad, 17, Amjad murdered five members of the family in the Samaria (Shomron) community of Itamar eight months ago. It was Amjad who stabbed and killed Udi Fogel and his wife Ruthy, as well as their children – Yoav, 11, Elad, 4, and Hadas, who was 3 months old.
Hakem was found guilty on all the counts. He was charged with in August and sent to 130 years' jail. However, Amjad was the initiator of the massacre.
Israeli courts, including military ones, can impose the death penalty by law but never do.