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Mastermind behind Ze'evi assassination convicted of murder
Jerusalem District Court finds Majdi Rehima guilty of murder, conspiracy to commit murder, accessory to murder for his part in plot to assassinate former tourism minister

The Jerusalem District Court convicted 43-year-old Majdi Rehima on murder and conspiracy charges Tuesday for his part of in planning the 2001 assassination of former Tourism Minister Rehavam Ze'evi.

 

Ze'evi was gunned down at Jerusalem's Hyatt hotel on October 17, 2001. Rehima, a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and the third man convicted for involvement in the assassination, was found guilty of conspiracy to commit murder, accessory to murder and membership in a terror organization.

 

The State asked the court to order Rehima serve consecutive sentences for each offence, as is did when convicting Basel al-Asmar and Hamdi Quran for their part in the murder plot.

 

Rehima was indicted two years ago, along with Asmar and Quran. Rehima was the one who supplied the gunmen with a photo of Ze'evi and the details of the hotel in which he would be staying, as well as with details about the layout of the hotel.

 

Rehima was also found guilty of recruiting new members to the PFLP and supplying other operatives with weapons and explosives, which they used in various attacks on Israeli targets.

 

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