Third Murderer of Kristine Luken Convicted
The Jerusalem District Court convicted Ayad Fatfata, Sunday afternoon, of murder, attempted murder, disorderly conduct, weapons trade and illegal entry to Israel in connection with the December 19, 2010 attack that resulted in the death of American tourist Kristine Luken and the wounding of Kaye Wilson, an immigrant from Britain. The two had been hiking in the Judean Hills around Khirbet Hanut, near Beit Shemesh, west of Jerusalem.
Two other members of the gang – brothers Kafah and Ibrahim Ghanimat, were convicted and sentenced to two life sentences each about two months ago. They were also convicted of murdering Zichron Ya'akov resident Neta Blatt Sorek.
According to the Daily Mail, Luken was an American missionary who moved to Britain to work with an evangelical Christian ministry called the Church's Ministry among Jews.
Sorek was murdered near the Beit Jamal Monastery outside Beit Shemesh in February 2010, also while taking a hike.