(photo credit: MARC ISRAEL SELLEM)
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat thanked Israeli security services for thwarting an assassination plot aimed against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and himself.
"I wish to personally thank the Shin Bet for bringing to justice the heinous terrorist who wished to harm Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and me," he said.
Mahmud Rashad Jamale from the Shuafat neighborhood of Jerusalem was sentenced to 11 years in prison for plotting to murder a number of government officials, including Netanyahu and Barkat, Channel 2 news reported on Thursday.
He was convicted of aiding the enemy during war time, plotting to commit acts of murder as acts of terror and espionage.
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