'Ramle woman indicted for aiding Gaza terrorists'

Kindergarten teacher, 21, allegedly expressed willingness to help Fatah operatives kidnap Israeli.

Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade gunmen 248 88 (photo credit: 88)
Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigade gunmen 248 88
(photo credit: 88)
Somaiya Abu Ghanem, a 21-year-old resident of Ramle, was indicted Monday in the Petah Tikva District Court for contact with a foreign agent, the Prime Minister's Office announced. The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency), in cooperation with the Israel Police, arrested her on December 28, the statement said. According to the indictment, in September 2008, Ghanem was contacted by Gaza-based Aksa Martyrs Brigades terrorists, who sought her assistance in kidnapping an Israeli. Ghanem allegedly expressed her willingness to aid the terrorists. In the investigation, it also emerged that Ghanem was allegedly asked to assist in bringing a woman suicide terrorist from Gaza into Israel and to lead her to a crowded place, the statement said. Ghanem worked as a teacher's aide at a Ramle kindergarten and was due to begin university studies.