Germany: Arab-Israeli recruited by Hizbullah

A 29-year-old resident of the Arab-Israeli town of Qalansuwa was charged at the Petah Tikva District Court Wednesday with contacting a foreign agent with ties to Hizbullah  and disclosing information to the enemy.

Khaled Kashkush was apprehended at Ben-Gurion Airport in a joint operation conducted by the Shin Bet and Israel Police.

According to the first indictment, during his medical studies in Germany Kashkush met once every two weeks with Lebanese physician Hashem Hassan, who heads a Hizbullah-affiliated organization that contributes to the children of slain Shiite group members.

The second indictment said that while in Germany Kashkush was given 2,000 euros from another Lebanese national with ties to Hizbullah in order to assist the Shiite group in its war on Israel. The Lebanese man asked the accused to look into the possibility of working at the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, where many Israeli soldiers who were wounded during the Second Lebanon War are still being treated.

During another meeting between the two in Germany last year, Kashkush gave the Lebanese national details on Arab-Israelis from Qalansuwa who reside in Germany in exchange for an additional 4,000 euros. The details focused on the Arabs' political views, financial status and religious inclinations.


Source: Ynet (English)

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