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Mother Says She Met with ‘the Engineer’

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The mother of a notorious Hamas fugitive told an Israeli court this week that she met with her son during the past year.

Aishe Ayash is the mother of Yehiya Ayash, who is thought to have masterminded a number of suicide attacks against Israel. He is known as “The Engineer” because of his expertise with explosives.

Aishe Ayash, who is from the West Bank, appeared Sunday in the Ramle military court, where she was being detained. She was charged with a number of offenses, including contact with a hostile organization.

Israel Television reported that she confirmed that she had seen her son in Gaza and that his wife and child were hiding out with him.

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