Jordan Charges 8 in Plot Against U.S., Israeli Targets

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

Eight people were charged on Monday in Amman with plotting to attack U.S. soldiers and the Israeli embassy in Jordan, according to media reports.

“State security court prosecutors accused the eight men with plotting to carry out terrorist acts, including attacks against U.S. soldiers in 2006 and the Israeli embassy in Amman,” a court official told AFP.

“The suspects, seven Jordanians and a Syrian fugitive, also recruited to join Hizbullah,” he said, adding that the group was arrested in May last year.

The official gave no further details, but said the suspects face life imprisonment if convicted.