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Prominent Arab Israeli Charged With Spying

Makhoul denies working with Hezbollah

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Ameer Makhoul.(Islam Times)

An Arab Israeli community leader arrested earlier this month, initially under a gag order, was indicted today on charges of spying for Hezbollah. Ameer Makhoul is accused of meeting with an operative of the Lebanon-based, Iran-backed terrorist group in Denmark in 2008; passing along information on Mossad, Shin Bet, and other security facilities; and trying to recruit other agents. He is the head of Ittijah, or The Union of Arab Community-Based Associations; his brother is a former Knesset member.

Makhoul denied the charges, and his lawyers—to which he was only recently granted access—assert that he was interrogated unlawfully. (The police deny this.) Some see the prosecution as political.

A second Arab Israeli was indicted separately for the lesser charge of meeting a Hezbollah agent.

This seems like one more thing that could make it a hot summer on the northern border.

Two Arab Israelis Charged with Spying for Hezbollah [LAT]
Earlier: Two Alleged Hezbollah Spies Arrested

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FlaGuy954 says:

At least he’ll get a fair trial. If he were from an Arab state being accused of spying for Israel he would have been tried in a kangaroo court and lynched by now!

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Prominent Arab Israeli Charged With Spying

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