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April 10, 2013 8:36 am

Israeli Court Indicts Arab Citizen Who Fought for Syrian Rebels

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Free Syrian Army rebels cleaning their AK47s in Aleppo, Syria, during the country's civil war on Oct. 19, 2012. Photo: VOA News/Wikimedia Commons.

JPost – Security forces arrested an Israeli Arab resident of Taiba on suspicion of fighting with rebels in Syria against the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) announced on Wednesday.

The suspect, named as 29-year-old Hichmat Masarwa, was arrested on March 19 by the Shin Bet and Israel Police upon returning to Israel from Turkey, after suspicions emerged that he joined global jihadi elements in Syria, and to try and locate his brother who traveled to Syria in recent months to also fight with the rebels.

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