One of Israel’s most dangerous enemies, a senior Hamas official and terrorist commander, is being sent to prison for his direct involvement in terror.
Israel’s Beer Sheva Regional Court convicted senior Hamas official and Izzadene al-Qassam Brigades military academy commander Dirar Abu Sisi of crimes against Israel’s security on Sunday. Abu Sisi is notorious for his part in developing and engineering Hamas rockets, which earned him the nickname “father of the rockets.”
Abu Sisi agreed to a plea bargain under which he admitted to five of the nine charges against him. The prosecution is demanding a 21-year prison sentence for him.
According to the indictment, Abu Sisi was appointed by Hamas military wing leaders Mohammed Deif and Ahmed Jabari—who was later assassinated by Israel—to establish a Hamas military academy. As part of this task, he created a training program for Hamas operatives. He also developed several types of rockets and mortars and worked to expand the range of Hamas rockets into Israel.
Media reports claim Abu Sisi was apprehended by Israel while he was in Ukraine with his wife.
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