“If after the reports about the attack I would have had the slightest suspicion that I was the one who drove the terrorist – I would have immediately contacted the police,” Ofer Schwartzboim, the taxi driver who drove the Geha Junction suicide bomber, said Wednesday, following his release to a highly-restricted house arrest. Schwartzboim, 39, a resident of Oranit, was arrested soon after the suicide bombing near the entrance to Petah Tikvah on 25 December 2003. Four people were killed and 20 wounded in the attack. He was charged with being an accessory to murder, causing serious injury and chauffeuring Palestinians without permits into Israel. The Tel Aviv District Court rejected the prosecution’s request to keep Schwartzboim in custody until the end of the proceedings. Full Story
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