Ayad Fatafta

Charged: April 12, 2017
Affiliation
None
State
District of Columbia
Sting
No
Involves Informant
No
Charges
  • Murder, attempted murder, or related offenses
FISA Notification
No
Fugitive
Details
Ayad Fatafta
  • Age
    Unknown
  • Gender
    Male
  • Race
    Unknown
Ayad Fatafta and Kifah Ghanimat murdered Kristen Luken, an American citizen, while she was visiting Israel. Luken and another woman were hiking near Jerusalem when Fatafta and Ghanimat attacked them. Luken and her companion were stabbed multiple times, and Luken died of her injuries. An Israeli court convicted the two men of murder and other offenses in 2012 and sentenced them to lifetime terms in prison. U.S. prosecutors indicted the pair on terrorism-related charges five years later.