Na'ama and Eitam Henkin
Na'ama and Eitam HenkinCourtesy of the family

The military court on Monday sentenced terrorist Zir Ziad Jamal Amar, who was involved in the 2015 murder of Na'ama and Eitam Henkin.

Amar was convicted following proofs of two counts of intentionally causing the death (equivalent to the crime of murder in Judea and Samaria), for the murder of the Henkin couple nearly eight years ago.

Na'ama and Eitam were murdered in front of their four children on October 1, 2015. Both of them attempted to fight off the terrorists, who left the scene with an injury, miraculously sparing the children.

In addition, the terrorist was convicted of four offenses of attempting to cause the death of the late Henkins’ four children, as well as additional offenses.

After hearing the parties' arguments regarding sentencing, the Military Court sentenced the defendant to two life sentences and another 30 years of imprisonment. The defendant will also pay compensation fees to the victims of the offense in the total amount of three million NIS.

In the verdict, it states that "the accused planned to carry out a shooting attack with his partners, gave them weapons and ammunition, and later ensured that IDF forces were not present at the scene where they intended to carry out the terror attack. The accused's partners identified the vehicle belonging to the Henkin family, fired dozens of bullets towards it while they were driving as well as after they stopped, and afterwards shot Eitam and Na'ama Henkin."

"The military court has accepted the military prosecutor's position that the accused should be convicted for committing these crimes, even though he was not present at the scene of the terror attack."

"The Military Prosecution is in contact with the families of the late Eitam and Na’ama Henkin and is notifying them of progress in the case," a source said.

Amar's partners in the murder were convicted of intentionally causing the death of the late Eitam and Na'ama Henkin and of attempting to cause the death of their four children. They were sentenced to two two life sentences and 30 additional years of jail time.