Nazareth man indicted for attack at Histadrut building

The Nazareth District Court on Thursday indicted a Nazareth man for allegedly waging a campaign of threats and extortion at a local Histadrut labor federation building last fall after his mother lost her job there.

According to the indictment, Yamen Shaheen made his way to the building on the morning of October 13, 2014, carrying two stun grenades, which he then threw at the entrance as employees made their way into work.

Police believe there also were attempts to torch the building, but those alleged instances are not included in the indictment, the charges of which include possession of weapons, extortion and obstruction of justice.


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