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State indicts first Hamas agent since start of Gaza war

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July 30, 2014 19:43

The Southern District Attorney's Office on Wednesday filed its first indictment against a Hamas operative since the start of Operation Protective Edge.

The indictment against Ibrahim Abu Lahya was filed with the Beersheba District Court on charges of contact with a foreign agent and membership in an illegal organization.

The indictment stated that Abu Lahya had undergone a Hamas military officers' training course among other charges and a Justice Ministry statement said that more charges were expected following ongoing interrogation by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and police.

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