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Palestinian gets life for murder of Israeli ex-girlfriend

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A Palestinian was sentenced to life in prison today for the murder of his Israeli ex-girlfriend in a killing authorities said was motivated by nationalism, police said. Mohamed Kharouf, a resident of Nablus in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, was arrested by Israeli police in August 2017 after the body of Mishal Halimi was discovered. The 30-year-old went missing in May, according to media reports, and a crime of passion was suspected as she had been pregnant and married to another man at the time. Israeli authorities said Kharouf later confessed he had carried out the murder for "nationalistic reasons". Halimi had been living in the Adam settlement, near Ramallah in the West Bank, but was killed in central Israel.

Kharouf was also ordered by the Israeli court in Tel Aviv to pay 258,000 shekels (USD 74,000) to the victim's family.

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First Published: Feb 25 2018 | 11:10 PM IST

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