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The Central District Attorney’s Office filed an indictment in the district court
in Petah Tikva on Thursday, charging 15 men from Lod and surrounding villages
with a string of weapons offenses, violence and extortion.
lists 36 charges against the 15 defendants, two of whom are minors and cannot be
named. The charges include acquiring and selling rifles, handguns, grenades,
bullets and cartridges, extortion and plotting to harm a Jaffa man.
the center of the alleged offenses is 24-year-old Lod resident Khamis Dasuki,
who is connected with 34 of the 36 charges listed in the indictment. Along with
the trade in illegal weapons, charges against Dasuki include shooting firearms
in a residential area, conspiracy to commit extortion, and obstruction of
According to the first charge in the indictment, on January 18
Dasuki and three other defendants, Faisal Abu Eid, 34, Jidua Azbargeh, 31,
Bila’al Azbargeh, 21, carried out an illegal weapons deal.
and Abu Eid allegedly tried to transfer the weapons to the buyer in a jeep, they
found that police had set up a roadblock at the entrance to Ramle. The
indictment says Dasuki and Abu Eid then tried to flee, smashing another vehicle
in the process and throwing the weapons out of the car.
his accomplices to give a false alibi to police, the indictment charges.
However, after Dasuki’s arrest, Abu Eid admitted to police he had given false
evidence about Dasuki’s alibi in order to obstruct the investigation.
second charge accuses Dasuki and Nabil al-Bina, 27, of plotting to harm a Jaffa
resident whom Dasuki said stabbed his brother.
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The two minors named in
the indictment have been charged with conspiracy for a felony. At a hearing in
the Central District Court on Thursday afternoon, Judge Avraham Tal agreed to
delay the arraignment hearing for the two minors, after their attorneys
requested more time to respond to the charges.
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