Israel confirms questioning Toulouse terrorist in 2010 (YNetNews.Com -Yedioth Internet) Yoav Zitun Published: 03.26.12, 16:01)
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Defense sources confirm Mohammed Merah stopped in Israel en route to
Afghanistan in September 2010, aroused suspicion of border officers
but eventually allowed to enter country
Sources in the Defense establishment confirmed on Monday that
Toulouse terrorist Mohammed Merah had visited Israel.
According to examinations conducted recently, Merah, who murdered a
rabbi and three children in a Jewish school last week, stopped in
Israel en route to Afghanistan in September 2010.
Defense sources confirmed that the terrorist entered Israel from
Jordan via the Allenby crossing. He was questioned after arousing the
suspicion of border officers but was eventually allowed to enter
Israel after it was determined he wasn´t involved in terrorist
Merah entered Israel as a tourist with a French passport. The sources
had no knowledge of reports that he had been caught with a knife in
Jerusalem, as claimed by a French minister last week. Merah left
Israel after three days and returned to Jordan.
Meanwhile, French newspaper Le Parisien revealed additional details
from the terrorist´s exchange with French police during the siege on
his house. He told the officers that a day prior to the raid, he had
noticed three suspicious cars parked outside his building. He also
claimed he was being followed.
It was also reported that a day after the school shooting, where he
shot to death four people, he drove to his hometown and played
soccer. (Copyright 2012 © Yedioth Internet 03/26/12)
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