JERUSALEM (Jul. 16)
Nearly a year after suicide bombers struck in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem, an Israeli military court has sentenced a Palestinian man to two consecutive life sentences for making the bombs used in the attacks.
Abdel Atallah, 23, a resident of the Balata refugee camp near the West Bank town of Nablus, was sentenced Tuesday for supplying the explosives used by a Hamas suicide bomber in the July 24, 1995, attack on a bus outside the 40-story Diamond Exchange in the Tel Aviv suburb of Ramat Gan. He was also convicted in connection with the August 21, 1995, explosion on the No. 26 bus in Jerusalem’s northern neighborhood of Ramat Eshkol.
The Tel Aviv bombing claimed the lives of six victims and wounded 32 others. Four victims were killed and more than 100 wounded in the Jerusalem blast.