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Reports: Israeli-American prisoner killed after shooting guards
Published Sunday 23/02/2014 (updated) 25/02/2014 17:29
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BETHLEHEM (Ma'an) -- A man imprisoned in central Israel Sunday was killed by Israeli forces after he shot and injured three prison guards, according to Israeli media.

The Israeli news site Ynet reported that a prisoner in Rimonim Prison moderately injured two guards and lightly injured another after grabbing a gun.

After shooting the guards, the prisoner barricaded himself inside the jail, the report said.

A large group of Israeli forces reported to the scene and attempted to overtake the man. The prisoner was killed and another guard was lightly wounded during the Special Central Unit operation, the report said.

The prisoner was identified as Samuel Sheinbein, an Israeli-American in his thirties who was serving a murder sentence.

The Times of Israel reported that in 1997, Sheinbein was convicted for a murder outside Washington, DC. He immediately fled to Israel, where he gained citizenship. He successfully negotiated to be tried in Israel, where he received a lighter prison sentence than he may have in the US, according to the report.

A spokeswoman for the Israeli Prison Service did not answer calls seeking comment.
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1 ) JoeUSA / USA
23/02/2014 18:17
Desperate situations demand desperate actions.

2 ) Kathy P / USA
23/02/2014 19:30
Strange... Quite peculuar.. So many jewish americans commit financial crimes, and flee to isreal... And purchase a new life among the elete.. I guess a petty criminal cannot buy his freedom as easily... Such a morally currupt society...

3 ) Mel / USA
23/02/2014 19:47
Wow! I bet Israel's really looking forward to all the Ukrainian Jewish-fascist thugs too,flooding into Israel soon,since the call of the Ukrainian Rabbi's to "leave Ukraine"(after they've got their last pay-check from USG of course?)?Gosh, Israel is going to FILL it's Jewish-only colonies stuffed with Avigdor Lieberdickhead racist morons.It's amazing what you can get away with by being 'Jewish' in Israel,eh?

4 ) Colin Wright / USA
23/02/2014 22:12
The background is fascinating. Do tell.

5 ) Colin Wright / USA
23/02/2014 22:22
Interesting detail. Sheinbein appears to have obtained the gun while on furlough ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Sheinbein ). After all, his only offense was the murder of a gentile. I imagine they weren't being too hard on him in the ol' Light unto.

6 ) Colin Wright / USA
23/02/2014 22:40
Sheinbein's crime in the US, incidentally, was that he had carried out the premeditated murder and dismemberment of a certain Alfredo Enrique Tello, Jr. Tello was a 'practice victim.' When the crime came to light, Sheinbein fled to Israel, apparently assuming that the Israeli authorities would look more indulgently on his crime. In that (witness the relatively modest sentence and the furloughs), he was correct. They'd probably have never tried him at all if we hadn't made such a stink.

7 ) Johnny benson / USA
25/02/2014 20:37
Mel...your right..likely a couple hundred thousand Ukrainian Jews or half or quarter Jews will move to Israel...many with thick necks and nasty tempers...all the better to kick around your Arab soulmate s ....from personal experience..let me tell ya...they are really tough...not at all the studious types.....

8 ) Colin Wright / USA
25/02/2014 21:03
To Kathy P #2: '.. I guess a petty criminal cannot buy his freedom as easily... Such a morally currupt society...' No, Sheinbein -- or his dad -- was very wealthy. It's just that his crime was so outrageous and our protests so strident that Israel had to act. However, note that he'd been receiving 'paroles.' That's apparently how he got the gun.

9 ) Colin Wright / USA
25/02/2014 21:04
To Mel #3: 'Wow! I bet Israel's really looking forward to all the Ukrainian Jewish-fascist thugs too...' Wouldn't they fit right in?
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