Two alleged terrorists were charged in connection with the 2010 murder of Kristine Luken, a U.S. citizen, living in Israel, according to official
Ayad Fatafta and Kifah Ghanimat, both approximately 39 years of age and from areas controlled by the Palestinian Authority appeared in federal court in connection with the Dec. 18, 2010, murder of Luken.
The complaint charges Fatafta and Ghanimat with murder of Luken outside the U.S.
To read the criminal complaint click here: Department of Justice
According to the affidavit in support of the criminal complaint and arrest warrants, Fatafta and Ghanimat stabbed to death Ms. Luken, a 44-year old U.S. national who was hiking near an archaeological site while visiting Israel.
She died at the scene.
Another individual who was with Ms. Luken, a citizen of the United Kingdom and Israel, was seriously wounded in the attack but survived.
The affidavit states that in 2012, Fatafta and Ghanimat each were convicted in an Israeli court of murder and other offenses in connection with the abduction and stabbing of both women.
Fatafta was sentenced to one life term of incarceration plus 20 years, while Ghanimat was sentenced to two life terms of incarceration plus 60 years, for this and another crime.
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