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2 Jordanians receive 10-year-prison sentence for attempt to kill Israeli soldiers

A prisoner is escorted to his cell on September 24, 2014 in, Jordan. [Jordan Pix/ Getty Images]
A prisoner is escorted to his cell on September 24, 2014 in, Jordan. [Jordan Pix/ Getty Images]

A Jordanian court sentenced on Wednesday two citizens to 10 years imprisonment for targeting Israeli and Jordanian soldiers on the borders.

The Jordanian State Security Court said in a public hearing held on Wednesday that the two accused citizens had planned to carry out a military operation on the Jordanian borders with the West Bank with a Kalashnikov rifle and a gun to kill Israeli soldiers on the borders. The perpetrators also said that if they had encountered Jordanian soldiers on the borders, they would have had shot them first.

The court has also sentenced a citizen to 6 years in prison after trying to join Daesh Afghanistan.

The court charged the accused, a 23-year-old student, with the promotion of the ideas of a terrorist group and the attempt to join terrorist organisations and armed groups.

The court also issued sentences against citizens who promoted Daesh’s ideas, and some of whom tried to join the organisation by communicating with its members via the Internet.

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