Israeli police officer testifies in ex-professor terror trial

[JURIST] Israeli police officer Yuval Avargil testified Monday in the ongoing trial [JURIST report] against Sami Al-Arian [advocacy website], a former University of South Florida professor that has been charged [official charge sheet], along with three other men, with raising money for and supporting Palestinian Islamic Jihad [MIPT backgrounder] in conducting suicide bombings in Israel. Avargil gave graphic testimony concerning the after-effects of one of the suicide bombings that Al-Arian allegedly helped finance and plan. Al-Arian has maintained his innocence and claims that he is a victim of persecution because he espouses ideas unpopular with the US government. AP has more.



 

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