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Galilee man suspected of providing intel to Hizbullah

Shin Bet believes Ismail Muhammad Suleiman from northern village of al-Hajjara was recruited by Shiite group during pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia

Cleared for publication: A joint Shin Bet and police operation has led to the arrest of a 27-year-old man from the Galilee village of al-Hajjara, on suspicion that he was recruited by a Hizbullah agent.


Ismail Muhammad Suleiman was arrested by the Haamakim Subdistrict Police officers in early February, after he allegedly met with a Hizbullah handler during a Hajj pilgrimage to Saudi Arabia.


According to the indictment, Suliman's handler instructed him to gather intelligence about Israeli Defense forces' activities in the north.


The two are also believed to have set up a second meeting, during which Suliman was to give his handler the information.


In January, the Petah Tikva District Court sentenced 29-year-old Khaled Kashkush of the Arab-Israeli town of Qalansuwa to four years in prison, after finding him guilty of contacting a Hizbullah agent.


פרסום ראשון: 03.01.09, 15:07
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