El Fatah Terrorists Ousted from Courtroom After Creating a Disturbance

Four El Fatah terrorists charged with grenade attacks in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv were removed from a courtroom here yesterday after creating a disturbance. Defense counsel and prosecution summed up their cases in the defendants’ absence. A verdict was expected next week. The four are on trial for planting grenades that exploded in downtown Jerusalem two month ago and others that went off in the Tel Aviv bus terminal several weeks later. They demonstrated in order to read statements. The court permitted them to write their statements prior to the summation. One of the accused began to read a defamatory political statement. He was removed from the court. His three co-defendants rose, knocking over their bench and refused to be quiet or to sit down unless their comrade was returned. They were removed by the bailiff.

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