Two Palestinian terrorists were given a total of 60 years in prison for stabbing dead 19-year-old yeshivah student Dvir Sorek, Hy”d, in 2019.
A military court on Thursday meted a 40-year sentence to Qassem Asafra and another 20 years for Nasir Asafra for the death of Sorek.
Aside from the imprisonment, the court also directed the two accused to pay the Sorek family NIS 1.5 million ($476,000) in compensation.
Asafra was also ordered to pay an additional NIS 60,000 ($19,000) in compensation for attacking two Israelis in Be’er Sheva in 2011.
Based on court records, Sorek was found stabbed to death near his hometown of Migdal Oz in the Shomron.
He was a yeshivah student enrolled in a program that combines Torah study and military service. At the time of the killing, he was off-duty.
The court documents also showed that Sorek had gone to Jerusalem to buy books for his teacher as an end-of-year present and was returning home when he was targeted by the terrorists.
After the attack, his body was found by the side of the road, still clutching the books he had purchased.
According to the IDF, Asafra was a member of Hamas.
Asafra attacked Sorek after he got off the bus, subduing him with a stun gun and then repeatedly stabbing him in the chest.
The terrorists fled the scene but were apprehended following a manhunt.