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Galilee Arab Indicted for Aiding Hezbollah

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Another Arab with Israeli citizenship has been exposed as a traitor. Zahar Ben Omar Yusfin, of the Arab city Shfaram, located immediately east of Haifa, allegedly handed over to a Hezbollah agent intelligence information of an IDF base.

He was charged with “making contact with an enemy agent, assisting a banned organization, and passing on information that stands to benefit the enemy” when he met with the Hezbollah member while on a pilgrimage to Mecca six years ago.

The indictment states that Yusfin returned to Israel after his pilgrimage and helped find other Arabs vesting Mecca and who might be recruits for Hezbollah. Yusfin was familiar with pilgrimage trips because he and his brother helped organize them since 2000.

During the Second Lebanon War, Yusfin allegedly informed Hezbollah about sites of impact of Hezbollah missiles. He denied the charges.

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