East J'lem man gets 6 years for throwing Molotov cocktails

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October 11, 2011 15:32




A resident of the East Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan was sentenced to six years in prison on Tuesday after manufacturing Molotov cocktails and throwing them at police.

Louis Maswadeh, aged 20, confessed and was convicted in a plea bargain of charges of manufacturing weapons and explosives, and attempting to attack a police officer in aggravating circumstances.

The incidents took place as Palestinians rioted outside Jewish homes in Silwan in 2010

According to the amended indictment, during the riots Maswadeh and four other men assembled 15 Molotov cocktails by filling glass bottles with gasoline.

Maswadeh and others then threw the Molotov cocktails and stones at police and at Jewish homes in Silwan, damaging security force vehicles and the walls of the homes.


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