BEER SHEVA - The Beer Sheva District court convicted a 26-year-old Bedouin Monday on charges of conspiring to murder IDF soldiers.
He is also charged with purchasing an illegal weapon and conspiring to commit treason.
Three other Bedouins from the Negev were also arrested in connection to the affair last month. A gag order was lifted following the indictment.
Talal Abu-Ganaim from the Bedouin village of Lakia in the Negev purchased a Kalashnikov rifle and bullets last year, with the intent to carry out a shooting attack against IDF soldiers.
However, once he realized the rifle was faulty, he attempted to purchase a second one from a Palestinian in the territories. He offered the Palestinian a car in return for the weapon, however, the Palestinian declined.
Negev police, together with the Shin Bet, discovered his whereabouts, as well as three other suspects who assisted him.
An indictment is set to be filed on Sunday against a fourth suspect. Two others have been released to their homes on restricted conditions.