Terrorist confesses, mother demands death penalty

Devorah Gonen urges public to join call to apply death penalty against terrorist who murdered her son, Danny.

Yoni Kempinski ,

Danny Gonen
Danny Gonen
Courtesy of the family

Devorah Gonen attended on Monday a court hearing of the Arab terrorist who murdered her son, Danny, near Dolev in June.

The 25-year-old Lod resident was shot dead by Mohammed Abu-Shahin after he and his friend returned from a visit to the Ein Buvin spring. Four other terrorists were also implicated in the attack. 

Gonen, who has been closely following the trial, told Arutz Sheva that Abu-Shahin had confessed to the murder and the next court hearing will be held in three months. 

"The court read the verdict to the terrorist," she said. "After the reading, the terrorist admitted his guilt on all the counts."

The charges against Abu-Shahin include trading in war equipment, weapons manufacturing and possession, membership in a terrorist cell and, of course, murder. 

Gonen insisted the only suitable punishment for the cold-blooded murderer was death. 

"At a minimum, I demand the death penalty," she stressed. "The Israeli public needs to join me in this demand and bring public pressure to ensure the desired result."

While Israel does have capital punishment, it has only been implemented once - against senior Nazi official Adolf Eichmann in 1962.