Syrian infiltrator Hassan Hijazi 311.
(photo credit: Channel 10 News)
Police will request a
remand extension from the Tel Aviv Magistrate's Court on Tuesday for
the infiltrator who crossed illegally from Syria into Israeli territory
during Nakba Day protests on Sunday.
Hijazi reportedly told
police during his interrogation that he was a clerk in the Education
Ministry and it was his dream to go to Jaffa, a city where he claims his
roots. Hijazi spent the day touring Jaffa and asking residents if they
knew his family. Hijazi decided then to contact newspapers and tell his
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Hissan Hijazi, 28, was interviewed by Channel
10 news on Monday, and then gave himself up, police spokesman Micky
Hijazi said he hitched a ride with “peace
activists” from Majdal Shams. He told Channel 10 that Hezbollah had
pressured the Assad regime in Syria to allow the demonstration, and had
called for the conquest of Israel by Arab armies.
Israel, it’s Palestine. This country must not be Jewish,” Hijazi told
Channel 10, before being arrested for illegal entry into Israel.
Also Tuesday, two Syrians who were arrested in Majdal Shams were returned to Syria, according to Army Radio.
man, a Syrian-Palestinian infiltrator who was a passenger in a taxi
driven by an Arab man from east Jerusalem was arrested along with the
passenger “was trying to make his way south. He had no papers on him.
He was arrested at a police checkpoint in southern Majdal Shams, and is
being questioned at a police station,” Rosenfeld said.