Lebanese man sentenced to death for link to Mossad hit

February 18, 2010 22:30

A retired Lebanese police officer was sentenced to death Thursday for working with Israeli intelligence on a 2006 car bombing that killed two members of a Palestinian terror group.

Mahmoud Rafeh, who is in his 60s, showed no reaction as a judge read the sentence. Death sentences are not uncommon in Lebanon, but they are rarely carried out. Rafeh has two months to appeal.

The bombing killed Mahmoud Majzoub, a senior Islamic Jihad official, and his brother outside their home in the southern Lebanese city of Sidon. Both were Lebanese citizens.

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