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4 Convicted of Plotting Attacks on Jewish Targets in Germany


Three Jordanians and an Algerian man have been convicted Wednesday of plotting attacks on Jewish targets in Germany.

The three Jordanian men, Mohammed Abu Dhess, Ismail Shalabi, and Ashraf al-Dagma were also convicted of belonging to al-Tawhid, an organization believed to be linked to al-Qaida and headed by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, who now claims to be head of al-Qaeda in Iraq. They were sentenced to six to eight years in prison.

The Algerian, Djamel Mustafa was sentenced to five years in prison for his role in planning attacks and supporting a terrorist group.

All four were accused of planning to use explosives against Jewish-owned discotheques in Dusseldorf and a Jewish community center in Berlin.

Another Jordanian man, Shadi Abdalla was convicted separately in 2003. He testified against the other four suspects.

Some information for this report provided by AFP and AP.

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