Eastern Jerusalem Resident Convicted of Conspiring with Hizbullah

(Times of Israel) Aaron Kalman and Gabe Fisher - Jerusalem's District Court on Tuesday found Issam Hashem Mashahara, 38, guilty of contacting a foreign agent and conspiring to transfer information to the enemy. The Israeli-Arab bus driver is a resident of Jabel Mukaber, an Arab neighborhood of Jerusalem. According to the indictment, last June Mashahara traveled to Lebanon where he initiated contact with Hizbullah. Mashahara gave Hizbullah information on the location of possible targets in Jerusalem, including the residence of the prime minister. Mashahara then received encryption software in order to keep in contact with Hizbullah upon his return to Israel, and $1,500 in cash. Back in Israel, he set up a special Facebook account to continue his activities with Hizbullah. He was arrested on October 24 and has confessed to his work with Hizbullah.

2013-06-26 00:00:00

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