Soldier who killed Israeli girls freed
A Jordanian soldier, who killed seven Israeli schoolgirls, was released yesterday after serving 20 years in prison. Ahmad Dakamseh was freed from the Bab al-Hawa prison in Irbid, 90km north of here. In March 1997, he fired at Israeli schoolgirls on a trip to the Jordan-Israel border, killing seven of them and wounding five others and a teacher. King Hussein condemned the attack and later travelled to Israel to offer his condolences to the families of the murdered schoolgirls. Jordan also paid compensation.