Four Hamas Terrorists to Go on Trial

YERUSHALAYIM -
Arab rioters on the Gaza-Israel border in Rafah, Gaza. (Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90)

Prosecutors on Tuesday filed indictments against four Hamas terrorists. The four are charged with six separate acts of terrorism, including attempting to breach the Gaza border fence, and acquiring and attempting to use weapons in a terror attack.

The four, ranging in ages from 24 through 29, are residents of Gaza who sneaked over the border fence into Israel. They participated in numerous riots between 2016 and 2019 after joining Hamas, throwing rocks and firebombs in attempts to harm Israeli soldiers. They also participated in preparing and dispatching terror balloons, armed with explosives that landed and started fires in forests and farms.

The four were caught on August 30 of this year as they sneaked through the Gaza border fence. One of the terrorists cut a hole through the fence, and they entered Israel. They were arrested a short time afterward, and were found carrying weapons for use in a terror attack.

They have been in custody since their arrest, and police on Tuesday asked the court to extend their remand until the end of proceedings against them.