Jordan court sentences man to 5 years, forced labor for plan to kill Israelis
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Jordan court sentences man to 5 years, forced labor for plan to kill Israelis

Caught trying to cross border south of Sea of Galilee, he said he wanted to join ‘jihad’ to help Palestinians

Illustrative image of a watchtower on the Jordanian-Israeli border, February 22, 2011. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)
Illustrative image of a watchtower on the Jordanian-Israeli border, February 22, 2011. (Nati Shohat/Flash90)

A Jordanian court on Sunday sentenced a man to five years in prison and hard labor after he was convicted of plotting to attack and murder Israelis, Army Radio reported.

The man reportedly left his home in Jordan in June of last year armed with knives. He attempted to infiltrate Israel by crossing over the border south of the Sea of Galilee.

The man was caught by Jordanian soldiers, telling them he intended to “take part in jihad” to help his “brothers in Palestine.”

The court on Sunday rejected the man’s appeal of a previous sentencing and confirmed the five-year jail term.

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