Only this past weekend was the news released of a former Guantanamo Bay detainee held by the Israeli government for three years after he crossed the Jordanian border into the West Bank to train terrorists to construct and employ biological weapons against Israel, as reported by the Jewish Press on Nov. 18, 2013 and the Jerusalem Post on Nov. 17, 2013.
Reportedly of Palestinian origin, Samer Abed al-Barak was shipped off to the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility by the American government in 2003 after he was arrested for active participation on terrorist activities only to be released to Jordan three months after his initial incarceration.
According to the Israeli Ministry of Justice, the thirty nine-year old terrorist is formally a member of al-Qaeda, having joined the world-wide jihadist organization in 2001.
At first a free man, al-Barak was eventually nabbed by Jordanian authorities, charged with terrorism, and held in their prison system until his release in 2008. Even after the releasing him, the pro-Western Jordanians kept tabs on the Pakistani trained microbiologist.
In a degree of cooperation between Israel and Jordan that was never highly publicized, the Jordanians tipped off the law enforcement authorities in the Jewish State when al-Barak crossed the border into the nominally Palestinian Authority controlled West Bank in 2010.
Reportedly, Israeli intelligence had already uncovered two different terrorist attack plots that al-Barak was instrumental in.
As soon as he crossed the Jordanian-West Bank border, Israeli agents scooped up al-Barak for both masterminding a biological weapons attack on Israeli tourists and Jewish tourists of all nationalities holidaying in Jordan. He was also reportedly the key player in a plot to train Palestinians how to produce, weaponize and correctly employ weapons of mass destruction.
Held by the Israelis on what is technically known as Administrative Detention, al-Barak’s 3-year term of incarceration is about to end, but the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) is filing documents to keep biological weapons specialist behind bars.
As the Justice Ministry told the court, “Releasing him would produce an immediate and serious threat to Israel.”
It is also reported that the MoJ has stated that if released, al-Barak would pose a “point of no return” in the “establishment of a significant global jihad infrastructure” in the Israel-West Bank area.
Al-Barack has quite the jihad résumé, first to Pakistan to study microbiology in the mid-1990s, then to Afghanistan for military training, presumably under the protection of the Taliban. It was there that he was recruited into al-Qaeda in 2001 by the current leader of the terror gang, Ayman al-Zawahiri.
Meanwhile back in the Israeli court, al-Barak’s lawyer declared his client “was engaged in Pakistan in “humanitarian activities,” which is, as the Jewish Press claims, al-Qaeda code for “killing Jews.”