Two Moroccan-born sisters, a German-born girl, and an elderly French couple went on trial in Lydda on Tuesday (27 July).
MV PAN defendants walking toward court building.
CU French lawyer observer, Nordman.
GV INT. Courtroom and five military judges sit down.
GV Defendants in dock (left to right -- french couple, Moroccan-born girls, and German-born girl)
CU PAN Three girl defendants.
CU French couple
GV Spectators PAN TO three girl defendants.
GV Military judges PAN to lawyers then defendants in dock.
CU Moroccan girls with one crying.
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Background: Two Moroccan-born sisters, a German-born girl, and an elderly French couple went on trial in Lydda on Tuesday (27 July). The five are accused of plotting to blow up public buildings for an Arab guerrilla organisation.
Police said that the three girls apparently been acting out of love for their boy friends, who are members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), while the French couple had been paid 1,000 dollars (417 sterling) each.
The five are charged with working for an illegal organisation and carrying explosive materials. The trial, before an Israeli military tribunal, is expected to last three days. the five face heavy prison sentences, if found guilty.