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Convicted ... He was released Oct 1990, [ 5 years of a possible 20 ! ] , a month before Kahane's assassination . ( son of New York zionist rabbi )
yes: NYT 1985 ... http://www.nytimes.com/1985/12/19/nyregion/jersey-city-travel-agent-is-seized-in-scheme-to-smuggle-explosives.htmlJERSEY CITY TRAVEL AGENT IS SEIZED IN SCHEME TO SMUGGLE EXPLOSIVES
Published: December 19, 1985
NEWARK, Dec. 18— The owner of a Jersey City travel agency was arrested today and charged with conspiring to smuggle 150 pounds of explosives to a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization
in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, a customs agent said.The suspect, Sultan Ibrahim El Gawli, 47 years old, was arrested in Jersey Cit
y at 4 P.M. by United States customs agents.
He is scheduled to be arraigned in Federal court Thursday on charges of murder for hire, dealing in explosives without a license, exportation without a licence and the conspiracy charge, said a customs spokesman, Michael Kaufman.Mr. Gawli is a naturalized United States citizen who was born in Egypt and now lives in Jersey City,
where he operates the Sultan Travel Agency
Two-Month InvestigationHe is accused of attempting to purchase, 150 pounds of C-4 explosives, 100 blasting caps, remote electrical detonating devices with a 500-yard range and a gun with a silencer, a
ccording to Mr. Kaufman, who said that the arrest followed a two-month investigation.
According to Mr. Kaufman, the explosives and gun were to be smuggled to the Israeli-occupied West Bank and delivered to a co-conspirator
, who ''represented himself as a P.L.O. representative.''
Mr. Gawli agreed to pay $25,000 for the explosives and $1,500 for the gun and silencer, but the goods did not change hands, according to Mr. Kaufman.The C-4 explosive is manufactured in the United States
basically for military purposes and looks like a gray clay, Mr. Kaufman said. #150-Pound Block The 150-pound block was a foot long, 2 inches wide and three-quarters of an inch thick, and easily transported, Mr. Kaufman said.
Mr. Kaufman said one of the co-conspirators planned to put the explosives in his luggage, take it on an airplane flight out of the United States and carry it to the West Bank.
A special customs agent, Art Stiffel, charged that the conspirators planned to have the explosive in Israel seven to 10 days before Christmas.
Mr. Gawli offered no resistance when arrested, Mr. Kaufman said. The suspect was being held Wednesday night at the Metropolitan Correctional Center in New York City.If convicted of the charges, the suspect would face a maximum of 20 years in prison and a $270,000 fine, Mr. Kaufman said. http://www.jta.org/1990/11/15/archive/fbi-probing-arab-groups-for-ties-in-kahane-killingFbi Probing Arab Groups for Ties in Kahane Killing
November 15, 1990
NEW YORK (Nov. 14)
The FBI reportedly is investigating whether Moslem groups had any involvement with the assassination of Rabbi Meir Kahane.The accused assassin, El-Sayyid Nosair, 34
, appeared for a hearing in Manhattan Criminal Court on Tuesday to assess progress in the case, which was continued pending an indictment hearing next Wednesday.
Although New York police say he acted alone, the FBI is investigating Moslem groups associated
with the New Jersey mosque where Nosair worshiped
, according to The New York Times.CONTACTS WITH RADICAL GROUPS
One such group is the Egyptian-based Muslim Brotherhood,
which has violently opposed the Egyptian government.
Nosair had contacts with such radical groups through the Masjid al-Salam mosque in Jersey City, N.J., the Times said.
...The newspaper noted that one of the 300 to 400 worshippers at the mosque, Egyptian-born travel agent Sultan Ibrahim El Gawli, was once convicted of attempting to smuggle explosives and weaponry to the Palestine Liberation Organization for use in Israel.