Supreme Court Reduces Terrorist’s Sentence
The Supreme Court has reduced by two years the jail term given to a Gaza terrorist who tried to kill IDF soldiers. The man will now serve 10 years in prison instead of 12.
The sentence was reduced “because the plaintiff apparently did not return to this type of [terrorist] activity, and did not in fact report on IDF troop movements,” wrote Justice Miriam Naor.
The terrorist was convicted for membership in the People’s Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). According to his conviction, he formed a terrorist cell, observed IDF troop movements near Kissufim in Gaza, and planted a 25-kilogram bomb meant to kill soldiers.
The bomb was not detonated for one week, at which point the terrorist’s superiors asked him to return it to the PFLP.
In 2008, the plaintiff was asked by Hamas’ rocket-firing unit to observe IDF troops and report back. He reported that he did not see IDF troops in a particular area.
In his appeal to the Supreme Court, the plaintiff noted that others convicted of more serious terror offenses had been given more lenient sentences.