Ten charged with planning terrorism in Jordan

October 4, 2010 15:24


Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

AMMAN, Jordan — Jordan's military court convicted 10 men charged with plotting terrorism attacks and sentenced them Monday to prison terms ranging from 15 years with hard labor to life behind bars.

The indictment says the defendants — who are Jordanian and Palestinian — planned to kidnap intelligence officers, attack local liquor stores and vehicles carrying supplies for US troops in neighboring Iraq.

The men, according to the indictment, also wanted to negotiate with the Jordanian government the release of a female Iraqi suicide bomber convicted of taking part in fatal 2005 triple hotel bombings in Amman.

The hotel attack, which killed 60 people, was claimed by al-Qaida in Iraq. The women, Sajida al-Rishawi, was arrested in Jordan and sentenced to death by execution. Her sentence is under appeal.

The group's alleged mastermind, Nabil Mohammed Amer, was sentenced to life imprisonment while the rest got 15 year sentences. The court said that unlike Amer, the others did not possess automatic weapons to be used in the planned attacks. The verdict can be appealed.

Related Content

Breaking news
August 19, 2018
Iran says no OPEC member can take over its share of oil exports