The last three days of the Mohammed Salah and Abdelhaleem al-Asqar trial for their alleged support of Hamas has featured the direct examination by the government of a former Israeli Security Agent known only as "Nadav." The Courtroom was cleared of spectators but the public and media were allowed to listen to the proceedings in an overflow courtroom. Assistant U.S. Attorney Reid J. Schar questioned the witness in detail concerning his interrogations of Defendant Mohammad Salah in January and February of 1993. Nadav spoke of the good rapport that the two men had and how Salah spoke freely with his interrogator. The government played a series of tapes of the interrogation for the jury.
For a comprehensive summary of Nadav's last three days on the witness stand, go here.
The prosecution is expected to conclude their direct examination of Nadav tomorrow, at which point the defense attorneys will begin their cross-examination. Judge Amy J. St. Eve believes that Nadav will probably remain on the witness stand for the rest of the week.
Cross-posted at Counterterrorism Blog.