An IDF military court on Thursday sentenced the leader of a Palestinian terror group to 30 years in prison. That is despite the fact that he was acquitted earlier of planning the assassination of an then-minister Rehavam Ze'evi in 2001.
Ahmed Saadat is the leader of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The PFLP took responsibility for Ze'evi at the Hyatt Hotel. Two members of the group were sentenced to long prison terms for the shooting.
Saadat was sentenced to 30 years for other attacks, the army said. The sentence dates to when Israel took Saadat from a Palestinian jail in 2006.
Palestinian official Saeb Erekat denounced the sentence, noting that Saadat is in the Palestinian parliament.