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Alleged Islamic Jihad Terrorist Charged with Attempted Murder of Dozens of IDF Soldiers

July 19, 2013 11:11 am 13 comments

An undated photo of Wael Abu Rida. Photo: Facebook.

Israel indicted Friday who it says is one of the most dangerous terrorists to operate in the Gaza strip in recent memory, Israel’s Channel 2 reported.

Wael Abu Rida, accused of being a member of terror organization Islamic Jihad, was charged in a court in the southern Israeli town of Beersheba with scores of offenses, including attempted murder, belonging to a terrorist group and liaising with hostile foreign agents.

According to Channel 2, court documents also revealed Abu Rida is charged with attempted murder of dozens of IDF soldiers, training Palestinians to carry out suicide attacks, and obtaining anti-aircraft missiles he planned to use to shoot down IDF aircraft.

The circumstances surrounding Abu Rida’s capture remain unclear, but after visiting Egypt late last month he disappeared only to turn up in Israeli custody days later.

Israel says it has had Wael Abu Rida, a former policeman from the Gaza Strip, in custody since June 21.

Abu Rida’s lawyer, Mohammed Jabarin, indicated that his client would fight the charges.

Abu Rida’s confession to Israeli interrogators, which provided the basis for the indictment, was a “false version of events,” Jabarin told Reuters in Beersheba without elaborating.


  • I can only hope that we don’t have another Israeli soldier kidnapped so there can be an exchange. What a pity he din’t have an accident on the way to Israel. A fatal one.

  • Michael Fried

    If the Israelis were to start executing all the Terrorists then they would be guilty of genocide, since all that the Palestinians teach their children is to hate and kill Israelis.

  • No problem.
    Pipi and Zippet will free him too as a good will gesture to please some idiots at Foggy Bottom and a Holocaust denying child killer in Ramallah.

  • jacob mandelblum

    This will never stop, as long as Israel keeps the stupid
    policy of just incarcerating these animals.
    I’ve posted a hundred times that under the same foolish
    optic, there was no reason to execute EICHMANN, as he didn’t kill anybody with his own hands, contrary to
    “insurgents” (Obama dixit) who had perpetrated atrocious crimes and though, had been freed in these terrorist for skeletons exchanges the “leadership” is so adept to and is about to do again…

    • You are so right. Israel’s sentencing policy is self defeating because its just an ellipsis that keeps on going…when it should be a period that brings the sentence to a dead end. When a man murders in cold blood he should be sent into eternity to be judged by the God of Heaven. The God-fearing people of the Lone Star Republic of Texas, may the LORD bless them, have it exactly right.

  • Yeah, right. His own words, translated into English, are: “I din’ do nuthin’..know what I mean?”

  • No peace with terrorists

  • Smoking guns… No peace with criminal terrorists..

  • Jeff Blankfort

    You may not like this Abu Rida fellow, but if his victims were to be Israeli soldiers he is not a terrorist since resisting an enemy army is legitimate under international law, and terrorism is defined as actions taken against civilians.

  • It truly is time for the Israeli government to consider handing out the death penalty for terrorism and for treason.

  • How soon will you free Wael Abu Rida ?

  • Bernard Ross

    why do foreign terrorists get tried in a normal court. They should be tried in a military court and then executed. they are not protected under GC.

  • Why take this murdering savage prisoner?
    The other savages will try to kidnap Israelis to free him.
    He should have been put down like the rabid dog he is,
    when they caught him. Dumb move.

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