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Herzog Reduces the Sentence of Another Jewish Underground Member

April 23, 1987
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President Chaim Herzog is continuing to reduce the sentences of members of a Jewish terrorist underground in the West Bank convicted of assaults on Arabs.

He announced Wednesday that the seven-year sentence imposed on Yitzhak Ganiram will be shortened by three months which makes him eligible for release in 18 months for good behavior.

Ganiram was convicted of involvement in 1980 car-bombings which maimed two Arab mayors in the West Bank and resulted in the death of a Druze police sapper, and in the 1982 machinegun attack on the Islamic College in Hebron where three students were killed.

According to a spokesperson for Herzog, the President acted on the recommendations of the prison authorities and took into consideration that Ganiram expressed “regret” for his offenses and that he is the father of seven children.

Herzog last month reduced the life sentences of three other members of the underground to 25 years, which makes them eligible for eventual parole. Of the 28 underground members convicted and sentenced, only eight are still in prison.

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