Jordan: 2 men get life for plot to attack Israel

June 13, 2007 16:10


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Jordan's military court on Wednesday sentenced two men to life imprisonment for plotting to carry out cross-border terror attacks against neighboring Israel. Akramah al-Sarhan and Mahmoud Sweirki, both Jordanians of Palestinian origin, were arrested three years ago as Jordanian forces intercepted their attempt to cross into Israel from a small village in the Jordan Valley, which is also shared by Israel and the West Bank. A third gunman who was with the two was killed by Jordanian border troops. The State Security Court found al-Sarhan and Sweirki guilty of "attempting to infiltrate into Israel with weapons, with the intention of carrying out an armed attack" on unspecified targets there.

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