Israeli Arab jailed in bomb plot


An Israeli Arab was jailed for conspiring to blow up Tel Aviv’s Azrieli towers and a railway line.

The Tel Aviv District Court on Sunday sentenced a 30-year-old Taibeh man to nine years in prison for his role in a 2004 pro-Palestinian bomb plot.

The defendant, who also received a two-year suspended sentence, was found guilty of plotting to blow up the Azrieli twin towers in Tel Aviv as well as a railway line outside Netanya on behalf of the Palestinian faction Fatah.

Two other Israeli Arabs conspirators are serving 15- and seven-year prison sentences after pleading guilty in the case.

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