Man Accused in Arkansas Terror Case Wants Delay for Plea Negotiation

APRIL 26, 2006 - Posted at 8:05 a.m. CST

FAYETTEVILLE, AR - A man accused of striving to take part in a holy war against Israel is asking for a trial delay so he can negotiate a plea with prosecutors.

Former University of Arkansas graduate student Arwah Jaber was indicted by a federal grand jury in August.  He is accused of knowingly attempting to provide material support to a foreign terrorist organization, Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Jaber was to have been tried on March 7.  But U.S. District Judge Jimm Hendren granted a delay until May 11 to allow prosecutors and Jaber's lawyers to negotiate.

(The Associated Press contributed to this report.)