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  9/23/2011, Elul 24, 5771

Marrakesh Bombing Suspect Denies Charges


Adil El Othmani, the main suspect in an April 28 explosion in Marrakesh's Djemaa El-Fna square, denied all charges against him, Thursday, as testimony resumed in a Moroccan court, according to Al-Jazeera. El Othmani, who originally admitted his role in the blast, retracted the confession and said he was set up.

Eight other suspects are on trial for the attack, which killed 17 people including Israeli-born Michal Zikri-Weitzmann and her Moroccan-born husband Masoud, members of the Shanghai Jewish community, who were celebrating Passover with Masoud's family. Dozens of others were wounded.