Three Israeli men convicted last month of assisting a Palestinian suicide bomber have been sentenced to 13 years in jail by a Tel Aviv court on Thursday.
Kfir Levy (27) of Ramat Gan, Sif Azam (35) of Taibeh, and Abed Abu-Moch (26) of Baka al-Garbiya were convicted in March of five counts of manslaughter and 30 counts of causing severe injury.
Guards try to contain riot that broke out in court (Photo: Niv Calderon)
The July 2005 bombing of a Netanya shopping mall, which was carried out by the Islamic Jihad terror group, left five people dead and 30 severely wounded.
Each of the three men drove the perpetrator at some point of his journey from the West Bank to Netanya, in return for NIS 1,000 (less than $250).
As Judge Oded Mudrik read out the sentences, relatives of the three men shouted insults and clashed with photographers, forcing Mudrik to leave the courtroom before he finished reading out the sentences.