TEL AVIV (Jul. 18)
Ten Arab terrorists who were captured by Israeli commando units last September during a raid on terrorist training bases in Lebanon were charged before a military tribunal in Lod yesterday with membership in hostile organizations and training for acts of sabotage against Israeli security.
The defense counsels questioned the jurisdiction of the court to try the men who were brought to Israel against their will and were in another country where Israel’s jurisdiction does not apply
Prosecutor Dan Ben Ner replied that the question of where they were captured and how they were brought to court is irrelevant. He said in the Eichmann trial it had been ruled that the court was dealing with the charges brought against the accused and not how he was brought to the court.
The ten Arabs, citizens of Lebanon. Jordan, Syria, Iraq and Qatar, were remanded until further hearing on the case next week. Several of the accused were said to have been trained in the People’s Republic of China for acts of sabotage.