The Israeli prosecution demanded the Israeli court debating the case of Abbas Al Sayyed, to sentence him to “hundreds of years” holding him responsible of the death of 35 Israelis in two separate suicide bombings carried in Israel.
The two bombings, Israel holds Al Sayyed responsible for, were carried out in the Park Hotel in Netanya in 2002, and the Hasharon Mall bombing, in Netanya in 2001.
The Israeli Radio reported on Wednesday that Al Sayyed, a member of Hamas military wings, was also charged of membership in a “terrorist” organization, murder, attempted murder, and causing damage to public properties.
The Israeli media reported that Al Sayyed did not provide any statement at the court “since he does not trust the Israeli judicial system”. The only statement he made was “everything happened because of the occupation”.
Al Sayyed was arrested during the “Defensive Shield” operation which was the Israeli army in the West Bank in April 2002
Israel: “Mastermind of 2002 bombing also planned poison attack” Saed Bannoura – IMEMC & Agencies – Tuesday, 01 November 2005, 18:00 Abbas Al Sayyed, 39, a prominent member of Hamas’ military wing in Tulkarem, was convicted by the Tel Aviv District Court, on Tuesday, for the killing of 35 Israelis in two separate attacks in Netanya.
The court also convicted him of planning a “mass poisoning” of Israeli citizens.
Al Sayyed was tried for planning the Netanya suicide bombing which was carried out in the Park Hotel in 2002, and for a separate bombing which was carried out in Hasharon mall, in the Israeli coastal city, in 2001.
Also, the court’s ruling indicted the nephew of Al Sayyed, Tariq Zeidan, who is a trained pharmacist, of bringing four kilograms of cyanide from Jordan and giving it to his uncle following the bombing in Netanya.
According to the Israeli prosecution, the cyanide was meant to be used in a mass poisoning of Israeli residents.
Al Sayyed was arrested by the Israeli army during the “Defensive Shield” operation carried out by the Israeli army in the occupied territories in May 2002.
Israeli interrogators said that Al Sayyed gave them names of Hamas men whom he gave the poison to but they managed to evade capture until this day.
Al Sayyed served as the spokesperson of Hamas in Tulkarem. He was also convicted last month of receiving explosives from Hamas men in Syria, and thousands of Dollars to finance his operations, according to the Israeli security.