TEL AVIV (May. 15)
Two El Fatah leaders convicted of murder during a terrorist sabotage raid last March were sentenced to life imprisonment by a military tribunal in Lydda today. The two are Kammal Nammer, 26, an engineer, who headed the gang, and William Naguib Nassar, 22, a chemist, who was his deputy. The court decided against the death sentence because both defendants had cooperated with Israel authorities in rounding up other El Fatah members. The pair was arrested following an El Fatah raid on the Mekorot water company’s equipment storage depot at Abu Gosh, near Jerusalem. The Druze watchman was murdered, Both Nammer and Nassar are the sons of Jewish mothers who married Arabs.