Terrorist Marwan Elaziz of Samaria was sentenced to life in prison on Thursday for the 2006 murder of IDF soldier Roi Ferjoun. Elaziz planned the attack, which took place at the Bekaot checkpoint in the Jordan River Valley.
The shooting itself was carried out by terrorist Mahmoud Uda.
Elaziz planned the attack, found a car and driver to bring Uda to the checkpoint, and got Uda a work permit so that he would be allowed through the checkpoint. He also got the driver to relate information regarding procedure at the checkpoint.
As a result, Uda successfully crossed into the checkpoint, where he shot and murdered Ferjoun, a soldier in the Netzach Yehuda (Nachal Hareidi) unit.
Elaziz was arrested in 2007 and confessed to planing the attack.
“The fact that the convict did not personally pull the trigger… does not mitigate his part in the murder or stand in his favor,” ruled IDF judge Yaniv Navon. “The life sentence imposed on his co-conspirator indicates the proper punishment in this case,” he added.
Ferjoun, 21 when he was killed, was the first Netzach Yehuda soldier to fall in the line of duty. He was one of quadruplets. He and his siblings were raised by their mother after their father was killed in an accident when they were two.
He studied in the Ma’aleh High School in Yahud and in the Beit El pre-army academy before enlisting. His two brothers and sister served in the army as well.