5 years for Hamas man who conspired to aid enemy in wartime

February 29, 2012 13:02

The Jerusalem District Court sentenced a member of terrorist group Hamas to five years in prison on Wednesday for security offenses including conspiring to aid the enemy in wartime.

Attorneys for Munir Attun, aged 29, agreed a plea bargain with the state, according to which Attun admitted the charges, which also included contact with a foreign agent, carrying and possessing weapons and purchasing items for terrorist purposes. The latter is a crime under the Prohibition of Terror Financing Act.

According to the indictment, during Operation Cast Lead in 2008, Attun met with two other men, Ahmad Nimer and Ahmad Dawit. After Nimer told Attun that he wanted to make a bomb to carry out a terror attack, Attun gave him instructions about how to build a gas balloon bomb, which he learned from the internet. The two men agreed to meet again to further their plot.

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