Lebanon: Death Penalty for Alleged Conspirators

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BEIRUT - A Lebanese military court sentenced two men to death for allegedly working with Israeli intelligence in a 2006 car bombing that killed two high-ranking Lebanese members of the Islamic Jihad terror group.

Retired police officer Mahmoud Rafeh, a Lebanese citizen, and Hussein Khattab, a Palestinian living in Lebanon, were found guilty of complicity in the deaths of Mahmoud and Nidal al-Majzoub, killed by a car bomb outside their home in Saida in southern Lebanese.

Rafeh, arrested in 2006, is also on trial for the deaths of two Hezbollah operatives in 1998 and 2003.

He is also accused of collaborating in the assassination of Jihad Jibril, whose father is head of the Popular Front for Liberation of Palestine's General Command.


AP contributed to this report.

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