Two sentenced to 19 months jail for helping prisoner escape to Syria

September 17, 2013 19:16


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The Magistrates Court in Nazareth sentenced two residents of the north to 19 months in prison for helping an inmate who was serving a life sentence cross the border and escape into Syria, and for helping another person cross the northern border, Channel 2 reported.  

Hattam Yassin of Jaljulya and Mohamed Tzalah of Tamra were convicted of helping Mohamed Yassin a convicted murderer cross into Syria while the prisoner was on a 12 hour furlough from prison. 

The escaped convict had already served twenty years of his life sentence.

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