Egypt court postpones verdict in synagogue attacker case

MENA , Tuesday 18 Jan 2011

The Cairo Criminal Court has postponed verdict against attacker of the Adly Street Synagogue

The verdict against Cairo's synagogue attacker was postponed to 17 February.

Gamal Hussein Ahmed, 49, was accused of planning a suicide bombing at the Adly Street Synagogue in downtown Cairo. He is suspected of throwing a suitcase containing a makeshift bomb at the synagogue in February 2010. The bomb, which caused no damage or injuries, was said to have been made of gasoline cans and a bottle of sulfuric acid.

Ahmed, a tailor from Boulaq district, went to the Panorama Hotel across the street from the historic synagogue and threw the suitcase containing the makeshift bomb from the hostel's fourth-floor window. The suitcase caught fire but did not explode.

Authorities arrested Ahmed on 23 February, 2010.

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