30 years in prison for terrorist who wounded Zvika Cohen

Zvika Cohen seriously injured in ax attack in Ma'aleh Adumim mall in 2016.

Mordechai Sones,

Tzvika Cohen
Tzvika Cohen
Courtesy of the family

The military court on Wednesday sentenced the Arab terrorist who critically wounded Zvika Cohen in an ax attack in Ma'ale Adumim in 2016.

In addition to the prison sentence, the terrorist Sa'adi 'Ali Sa'adi Abu Hamad will pay compensation to Cohen in the amount of NIS 200,000.

Zvika Cohen worked as a security guard at the mall in Ma'aleh Adumim. The terrorist entered the mall and hid there. After the mall emptied of visitors, he attacked Cohen with an ax and severely wounded him.

The MDA team that arrived at the mall treated Cohen and evacuated him to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem. Cohen lay unconscious for days. After he awoke, he underwent a long rehabilitation process at Beit Levinstein in Ra'anana and only then returned to his home and family in Ma'aleh Adumim.

The terrorist escaped from the mall and hid from the security forces who had begun a manhunt. A relative of the terrorist called police headquarters and asked to turn him in. IDF and Shin Bet forces then arrested him and he incriminated himself while being interrogated.


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