Shin Bet Confirms Toulouse Murderer Visited Israel (INN) ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS) By Gavriel Queenann 03/26/12)
INN} ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS
INN} ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS Articles-Index-Top
Intelligence officials on Monday confirmed reports that Toulouse mass
murderer Mohammad Merah spent time in Israel over a year and a half
According to the Shin Bet, Merah entered Israel via the Allenby
Bridge from Jordan in September 2010. He was investigated by the Shin
Bet – who did not unearth any suspicious information – and he was
allowed to enter the country.
However, Shin Bet officials declined to confirm claims by French
intelligence that Merah was arrested in Israel with a knife.
Merah stayed in Israel for a total of three days – visiting Arab
towns in Judea and Samaria – during which it is unknown whether he
was involved in any terror-related activity, they said.
Merah visited Israel before his stay in Afghanistan or Pakistan,
which was why he was placed on French and American terror watch lists.
The revelation comes a day after a French judge placed Merah’s
brother under formal investigation. Abdelkader Merah was remanded for
the duration of an inquiry into suspected complicity in a spate of
Mohamed Merah was shot dead by a police sniper last Thursday as he
leapt from a window firing a pistol and oncoming police special
forces who were raiding his apartment in the southern city of
Toulouse to end a 32-hour standoff.
He earlier told police negotiators he had carried out the three
shootings in Toulouse and its surrounding area – killing three French
paratroopers and four local Jews, including three children –
to “avenge the deaths of Palestinian children” and protest against
the French army´s role in Afghanistan.
He said his only regret was that he did not have time to carry out
more murders. (IsraelNationalNews © 2012 03/26/12)
Return to Top
MATERIAL REPRODUCED FOR EDUCATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY