Israel indicts Arab citizen as Hezbollah spy

JERUSALEM — Israel has indicted an activist from its Arab minority for allegedly spying for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah.

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Published: Thu 27 May 2010, 2:52 PM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 8:00 AM

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.

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