Muhammad Abu Khdeir indicted for PFLP shooting

Some of the three defendants, including Abbas Salhi and Amru Maatuk, also engaged in rock throwing and public disorder against security forces.

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August 15, 2017 00:22
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PFLP Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine

Palestinian members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) take part in a military show in Gaza . (photo credit: REUTERS)

The cousin of an east Jerusalem minor who was brutally burned to death in 2014 was indicted on Monday for involvement in a cell plotting a terrorist attack on Jews driving on a road near Nablus.

Both the 22-year-old, indicted in the Jerusalem District Court along with two others, and his 16-year-old cousin, who was murdered by Jewish terrorist Yosef Haim Ben-David in July 2014, are named Muhammad Abu Khdeir.

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According to the indictment, as part of their membership in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, the three east Jerusalem men had been planning a shooting attack on Jews from March until their arrest in July.

They had made numerous attempts to pay thousands of shekels to acquire a range of weapons, including an M-16, carried out training exercises in shooting a Carl Gustav-type submachine gun, met with PFLP coordinators to pick an attack location and considered planting a car bomb to attack a police car.

Some of the three defendants, including Abbas Salhi and Amru Maatuk, also engaged in rock throwing and public disorder against security forces.

Collectively, they are charged with a terrorist conspiracy to commit murder, membership in a terrorist organization, various weapons-related crimes and attempts to attack policemen.


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