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19-year-old Arab Girl Gets Life Sentence for Planting Bomb at Hebrew University

A 19-year-old Arab girl from Nablus received a life sentence yesterday for planting a bomb that exploded in the Hebrew University cafeteria last March. Miriam Shachshir pleaded guilty to the charge but appealed for clemency on grounds that she thought the bomb would only “make a big noise” and would not injure anyone. Twenty-nine persons were injured in the blast. The military tribunal at Lydda rejected her appeal. The court said Miss Shachshir was an educated, highly intelligent girl and was fully aware of her crime, which was premeditated.