Army Court Sentences Arab Woman to Ten Years for Possessing Explosives
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Army Court Sentences Arab Woman to Ten Years for Possessing Explosives

THE JERUSALEM MILITARY COURT TODAY SENTENCED AN ARAB WOMAN NAMED ZAHARA BASSAL TO TEN YEARS IN PRISON FOR POSSESSION OF EXPLOSIVES AND ACQUITTED HER HUSBAND OF THE SAME CHARGE. SHE IS THE FIRST WOMAN TO BE TRIED UNDER THE EMERGENCY REGULATIONS.

ARAB PEASANTS AND VILLAGE OFFICIALS IN THE NABLUS DISTRICT ADOPTED A RESOLUTION AT A MEETING TODAY PROTESTING STRONGLY AGAINST CONTINUED TERRORISM AND PLEDGING TO AID THE AUTHORITIES IN LOCATING KNOWN TERRORISTS. ARAB VILLAGERS AND OFFICIALS IN THE ACRE DISTRICT WERE THREATENED WITH STRONG MEASURES IF THEY failed to deliver sought members of Arab terrorist bands.