Gaza trial in absentia for Palestinian intel chief who foiled attacks against Israel

"The Palestinian resistance and its weapons are legitimate and acting against it is strictly prohibited," the Gaza prosecutor stated.

March 15, 2016 09:40
Palestinian intelligence chief

Palestinian intelligence chief. (photo credit: PALESTINIAN MEDIA)


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Majid Faraj, the head of the Palestinian General Intelligence Service, will be put on trial in Gaza after the public prosecutor of Gaza filed a lawsuit against him for foiling Palestinian terror attacks in the West Bank, according to a Palestinian news site.

The Palestinian Information Center reported Monday that Gaza's public prosecutor submitted the suit against Faraj to the Gaza Military Court.

According to a statement released by the prosecutor on Monday, Faraj is accused of "sincerely acknowledging in the media that he had thwarted the operations of Palestinian resistance in the West Bank."

"The Palestinian resistance and its weapons are legitimate and acting against it is strictly prohibited," the prosecutor stated.

"Every attempt to foil the resistance's operations amounts to a crime and an utmost betrayal, and the person standing behind it must be punished," the prosecution added.

In an interview with the American outlet Defense News in January, Faraj said that Palestinian security forces have foiled 200 attacks against Israelis since the beginning of the current wave of terrorism last October.


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