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The Hamas exchanged for Shalit, who was sentenced in Austria to life in prison

Austrian court sentenced to life imprisonment militant Palestinian terrorist group Hamas seized power in Gaza, convicted of inciting terrorist activities in Jerusalem.

About it writes on Monday, July 31, the website of the Israeli newspaper «Maariv».

The defendant, whose name the laws of the country are not allowed to disclose, was charged with the recruitment of two residents of the West Bank, which it in 2016, was persuaded to throw grenades in the houses of the Jewish capital. However, as the article says, the attack was not committed – it prevented the Israeli internal security Service (Shin bet), arrested both recruited.

The testimony of the terrorists were heard in the Austrian court and led to the arrest of their mastermind, which was released from an Israeli prison in the framework of the so-called «Shalit deal».

The Shin bet cooperated with law enforcement bodies of Austria and gave them a record of the testimony of those arrested during the videoconference from tel Aviv court.

We will remind that last week the European court issued a decision to keep Hamas on the black list of terrorist organizations.


Gilad Shalit — a soldier of the Israel defense forces, was kidnapped on 25 June 2006 terrorist organizations, «the Brigades Of al-DIN al-Qassam brigades» (the military wing of Hamas), the popular resistance Committees and Army of Islam], and held as a hostage by Hamas.

October 18, 2011, after five years and four months of imprisonment, Gilad was freed and handed compatriots in exchange for 1027 Palestinian prisoners, more than 400 of them – the terrorists, the perpetrators of the murder of 599 Israelis. Among those who were freed as part of this transaction, the terrorists, sentenced to 18, 19, 21, 23 and even to 48 life prison terms.

The Hamas exchanged for Shalit, who was sentenced in Austria to life in prison 31.07.2017

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