Terrorist in prison sex scandal named; was involved in Tel Aviv attack in which 3 Israelis killed

Mazen Al-Qaadi at Ramon Prison. (Courtesy)
Mazen Al-Qaadi at Ramon Prison. (Courtesy)

The Palestinian security prisoner with whom at least five female soldiers serving as prison guards were suspected of having intimate relationships at a prison in southern Israel was identified on Monday as Mazen Al-Qaadi, a 43-year-old convicted terrorist who was involved in a 2002 shooting and stabbing attack in Tel Aviv that killed three Israelis.

Qaadi, from the Ramallah suburb of al-Bireh, is affiliated with Fatah (formerly the Palestinian National Liberation Movement), headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, according to newly revealed details published by Hebrew-language media. He was convicted of aiding the terrorist who carried out the March 5, 2002 attack at the Sea Food Market on Menachem Begin Boulevard in Tel Aviv in which three were killed and 35 were injured.

Qaadi was one of the drivers. He was arrested later that same month and sentenced to life in prison.

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