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Israel indicts Arab citizen as Hezbollah spy

Israel indicts Arab citizen as Hezbollah spy

Israel has indicted an activist from its Arab minority for allegedly spying for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.
The Shin Bet security service says Amir Makhoul confessed to meeting with a Hezbollah agent and providing the group with information about Israelis and sites within the country.
But Adalah _ an Arab legal center in Israel that is representing Makhoul _ says he denies the allegations and that he confessed to the false accusations under duress.
Makhoul was arrested on May 6 but Israel maintained a gag order on the case. It later released limited information and fully lifted the gag order on Thursday, after the charges were filed.
Adalah says another Arab-Israeli will appear in court on Thursday on similar charges, all of which he denies.


Updated : 2021-04-19 02:54 GMT+08:00