Jordanian court convicts 3 alleged Hamas terrorists

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April 15, 2009 15:07

 
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A Jordanian court has convicted three terrorists from the radical Palestinian group Hamas who were allegedly operating in Jordan. The three were convicted Wednesday of receiving information from their group that could jeopardize the kingdom's safety and with monitoring the Israeli embassy in Amman, and military sites on the borders with Israel and Syria. The men were sentenced to five years in prison. The military judge initially sentenced the men to 10 years but reduced the sentence to five years. Two other defendants were acquitted for lack of evidence. The military prosecutor said at the opening of their trial last year that Hamas provided the alleged terrorists with military training in an unnamed neighboring country.

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