Used For Terror Activities
March 10 2003, a hearing was held in the military court in Bet El
regarding the indictment of Aslam Jabril, a ‘Red Crescent’ ambulance
driver, who is charged with using ambulances to transport weapons
to terrorist activists of the Al Assa Martyrs’ Brigades in Nablus
the weapons that the accused transported were guns and explosive
belts which were intended for use in planned terror attacks. In
order to disguise the contents of the ambulance, Jabril also transported
a doctor and his brother’s wife and children, and drove to a checkpoint
outside Ramallah where IDF forces stopped him.
accused pleaded guilty to the charges brought against him and was
sentenced with up to four and a half years in prison and a suspended
black bag containing a gun
to section 2-1 in the indictment) The accused was working as an
ambulance driver for the Palestinian ‘Red Crescent’ at the end of
August 2001 when he conducted a number of telephone conversations
with Nadal Zahar also known as "Abu-Antar," a senior terrorist
in the "Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade", the military wing of
the of the Fatah-Tanzim. Abu-Antar asked the accused to transport
"material" to Nablus and Ramallah. The accused immediately
understood that the "material" in question was weapons
designated for terrorist attacks.
a short time, Abu-Antar visited the home of the accused in Balata
and asked if he was prepared to transport guns to Ramallah. The
accused agreed and a few weeks latter, Abu-Antar brought over a
black sack filled with guns in the middle of the night. The accused
was instructed to pass the gun on to Mahmmud Yosef Adris Al Surqan,
head of "Sheik Ziad" hospital in Ramallah and a resident
of Al Birah.
accused was then requested by Adris to transport a letter and a
large package which contained the dates and details of terror attacks
executed by activists of the Al Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade.
one of the envelopes was the phrase "send grass for the lamb."
The accused testified that he immediately understood that this was
a code from Adris requesting weapons or ammunition from Abu-Antar.
Explosive Belt Hidden in an Ambulance.
March 26, 2002, the accused spoke to Abu-Antar on the phone and
agreed to use his ambulance to transport an explosive belt to Ramallah.
Abu-Antar arrived at the home of the accused in Balata with Muhammud
Titi, another terrorist in the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigade and another
man who waited with a car. The accused said he did not work during
the evening and Abu-Antar offered to pay him for his services.
the night, the accused hid a package containing an explosive belt
under the stairs in his living room. In the early hours of the morning,
the accused opened the package and discovered that it was a bomb
attached to ten plastic bottles. In order to safely transfer the
explosive belt, he called his manager and requested to transport
his allegedly sick sister- in-law and her son from Nablus to the
hospital in Ramallah. The accused promised the manager that he would
reimburse any expenses when he returned from Ramallah.
forces detain the ambulance while transporting arms to terrorist
organization in Ramallah
accused placed the explosive belt under the stretcher in the ambulance
and a battery on the ambulance monitor. Afterwards he picked up
Dr. Assan, a dentist who had requested to accompany the accused
on his trip to Ramallah. The accused also picked up his sister-in-law
and her children. Together they drove towards Ramallah in the ambulance.
The accused succeeded in crossing the Harrah checkpoint but was
stopped at the military checkpoint next to the Rama Bridge when
the explosive belt was discovered by IDF soldiers. The belt was
detonated by the IDF forces.