Haifa: Man convicted of aiding bomber

Fakri Mantzu transported terrorist and his handler to Hadera in 2005, where they killed 6, hurt over 30.

October 17, 2007 12:51
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Haifa: Man convicted of aiding bomber

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The Haifa District Court found Fakri Mantzu guilty on Wednesday of being an accomplice to murder and of aiding an enemy in a time of war for his role in transporting a suicide bomber to a market in Hadera two years ago. Mantzur, a Palestinian who was originally from the village of Atil near Tulkarm but had moved to the Israeli Arab town of Jat as part of the family reunification practice, drove the suicide bomber and his handler to Hadera in October 2005 where they carried out an attack that killed six people and injured over 30. The judge presiding over the case said in his decision that Mantzur was fully aware that he was transporting a suicide bomber, and that he understood the ramifications of his actions. Further, the judge said that Mantzur helped a terrorist avoid Israeli security forces, and safely transported him to his intended target. Mantzur's sentencing in the case will be handed down in the coming weeks. At the time of the attack, a senior official in the Prime Minister's Office said that it was part of a "premeditated strategy of terror" adopted by the Palestinian terror organizations and supported by Iran, Syria and Hizbullah. Jerusalem Post reporters contributed to this report.

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