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Ezra Schwartz

The Arab terrorist who killed 18-year-old American yeshiva student Ezra Schwartz, hy’d, of Sharon, MA in November 2015 was sentenced to four life sentences by the Judea military court and fined $200,000 (NIS 750,000) in damages to be paid to the victims on Sunday (March 19). Two other people were murdered in the attack as well; 49-year-old Alon Shvut resident, teacher and father of four Yaakov Don, and Shadi Arafeh, 24, of Hebron.

Ezra Schwartz was in Israel for a gap year program prior to beginning a business major at Rutgers University when he and two others were murdered by Mohammed Abed Odeh Harub in a drive-by shooting near Alon Shvut in Gush Etzion.

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Harub opened fire at a minivan in which the teen was riding; it was filled with students and teachers who were traveling from Yeshivat Ashreinu in Beit Shemesh to volunteer at the Oz V’Gaon park. Seven others were wounded in the attack.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.