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      Terrorist Involved in Hatuel Family Murder Sentenced

      The Be'er Sheva District Court sentenced terrorist Jihad Abu Dahar Tuesday to 23 years in prison for attacks against Israelis.
      By Rachel Hirshfeld
      First Publish: 11/13/2012, 9:57 PM

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      The Be'er Sheva District Court sentenced terrorist Jihad Abu Dahar Tuesday to 23 years in prison for attacks against Israelis.

      Dahar, a resident of the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip, has been involved in a series of terrorist attacks over the last decade and was convicted, in part, of assisting in the 2004 murder of a Jewish mother, Tali Hatuel, and her four daughters, who were shot at point-blank range after their tires were shot out on the Kissufim road as they drove from Gush Katif.

      Dahar admitted that on the day of the attack, as well as in the weeks prior, he had arranged surveillance and the filming of IDF activities in the area. On the day of the attack, the terrorists disguised themselves as vegetable merchants riding a donkey and carriage, which Abu Dahar had obtained. He then notified the terrorists when the area was clear of IDF soldiers in order to ensure their efforts would not be foiled.

      Abu Dahar also confessed that during his activities for the Islamic Jihad, he made use of the close proximity of his house to the Kissufim road in order to conduct surveillance and to assist terrorists planning attacks in the region.

      In 2005, he assisted two suicide bombers by transporting them to the Kissufim region and also supplied them with two AK-47 assault rifles and an RPG missile.

      He then supplied additional weapons to the same terrorists one week later, when they returned to the area and attacked an Israeli civilian truck.

      In 2004, Abu Dahar was involved in the detonation of an explosive device against an IDF vehicle.