Palestinian planning Netanyahu assassination gets 11 years

Israel convicted a Palestinian Arab who planned to assassinate Netanyahu to 11 years in prison. 

By David Isaac, World Israel News

Mohammed Jamal Rashda, 31, a Palestinian Arab who planned to assassinate Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Thursday.

Most of the details of the indictment agains Rashda remain hidden, according to Israel’s Hadashot news website. But what is clear is that Rashda worked under the direction of foreign terrorist elements. The convicted terrorist wasn’t only going to target Netanyahu, but other senior Israeli figures, among them former Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.

Rashda also planned to carry out attacks against Western entities in Israel, among them buildings belonging to the American consulate and Canadian representatives in Jerusalem.

In order to advance their terror plans, the unnamed group he was working for intended bring in a terrorist from Jordan.

According to the indictment, the Palestinian terrorist had already started gathering information about his targets, under the instructions of a terrorist from Syria.