A man who was arrested in Israel after allegedly plotting to assassinate President Donald Trump was found guilty of conspiracy and other charges, the Israeli justice ministry said on Thursday.
The man, identified by prosecutors as Reuven Fischler, was charged in a Jerusalem court with conspiring to assassinate Trump, a first-degree felony that carries a prison sentence of up to seven years and a maximum fine of 2 million shekels ($1.6 million).
The charges were related to a plot to attack the US Embassy in Tel Aviv, a Jewish holy site.
Fischler had denied the charges and sought bail.
“The investigation has revealed that Fischlers intention to assassinate the President was in full control,” the justice ministry’s press service said.
Fissler, 31, had allegedly sought out and gathered intelligence that Trump would visit Israel, and he had asked Israeli intelligence officers to do it, the ministry said.
It added that Fissler’s wife was also suspected in the plot.
Fisk is one of five Palestinians indicted in a criminal investigation, which began in March 2016.
The other suspects are Mohammad Abdallah Ibrahim, 28, a resident of Gaza City, and Ibrahim, whose father was a prominent member of Hamas’ military wing, Hamas’ al-Qassam Brigades.