Photo: Reuters
The bombing site in Beersheba
Photo: Reuters
Military court jails terrorist for 450 years
Senior Hamas operative convicted of providing explosive devices used in 2004 suicide bombing in Beersheba, ordered to 18 life sentences

The military court in Ofer on Monday convicted Ayad Abu-Shehadam for his involvement in a double suicide bombing in Beersheba in 2004, which left 16 dead and 100 wounded.


Shehadam was also convicted for his involvement in another attempted suicide attack, at the Cafit café in Jerusalem, which was foiled by IDF forces.


The military court found him guilty of preparing the explosive devices used in the Beersheba bombings and of preparing the explosives belt meant for the foiled attack in Jerusalem.


Shehadam, a senior Hamas operative, was also linked to 16 other attacks on Israelis during 2003-2004. He was arrested by IDF forces operating in the West Bank city of Hebron in November of 2004.


Ayad Abu-Shehadam was sentences to 18 consecutive life sentences – 450 years in jail.


פרסום ראשון: 11.26.07, 12:00
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