Warehouse owner indicted for harboring terrorists

Warehouse owner in Bedouin town charged with harboring illegal residents, among them two terrorists who killed 4 in Sarona market.

Shlomo Piotrokovsky,

Scene of Sarona market attack
Scene of Sarona market attack
Photo by Moti Karelitz/Flash90

An indictment was filed this morning (Thursday) in the Be'er Sheva Magistrate Court against a warehouse owner in the Bedouin town of Segev Shalom, on charges of harboring individuals who crossed illegally from Judea and Samaria in his warehouse for long periods of time.

The warehouse owner charged 200 NIS per month for every illegal resident staying in the warehouse.

According to the indictment, the two terrorists who perpetrated the deadly attack in the Sarona market in Tel Aviv last month had stayed in the warehouse as they prepared for the attack.

The availability of the warehouse for housing illegal residents had been known to the terrorists in advance. They arrived at 5:00 pm on the day of the attack, shaved and dressed up in the suits that helped them evade suspicion as they walked through the streets of Tel Aviv, entered the Sarona market, and opened fire.

Near 7:00 pm, the terrorists Mohammed and Khaled left the warehouse carrying briefcases containing the weapons that they eventually used to murder 4 people.

The indictment claims that the warehouse served as a de facto motel for illegal residents, generating hundreds and even thousands of Shekels a month for the owner.

The owner is charged with several counts of harboring illegal residents.




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