Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Israeli Arab suspected of spying for Hezbollah

JTA

JERUSALEM (TJA) -- An Arab Israeli suspected of spying for Hezbollah was arrested in Israel.

Ismail Muhammad Suleiman, 27, a Galilee resident, was arrested Feb. 5 on suspicion of being a member of the terrorist organization, according to police reports released Sunday. He was indicted that day in Nazareth Magistrates Court.

Suleiman allegedly met with a Hezbollah operative during a hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia in 2008. He is alleged to have attempted to pass sensitive information about Israel Defense Forces activities to the terror organization.

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