Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Islamic Jihad commander sentenced to five life terms for bombings

Date: 12 / 05 / 2009 Time: 15:48
Tulkarem – Ma’an – An Israeli military court sentenced the former commander of the Islamic Jihad’s armed wing in the northern West Bank, 24-year-old Adham Younis, to five life terms plus 20 years on Tuesday.

Younis is from the village of Illar near Tulkarem. He is a former member of the Al-Quds Brigades.

He was convicted of sending Lutfi Abu Sa’da from Illar to blow himself up in the Israeli coastal city of Netanya on 5 December 2005, killing five Israelis and injuring 30. He was also accused of sending a number of other people to blow themselves up inside Israel.

Younis, according to the court’s verdict, also participated in several shooting attacks and battles with Israeli forces while leading Al-Quds Brigades fighters.

He was apprehended in Jenin, in the northern West Bank, by an undercover Israeli force while he was driving a civilian car.