Israeli Arab man was sentenced to five years and eight months in prison
by the Petach Tikva District Court on Tuesday for spying on IDF Chief
of General Staff Lt.-Gen. Gabi Ashkenazi on behalf of Hizbullah.
penalty also includes a three-year suspended sentence for Tira resident
Rawi Sultani, 23, who had no criminal or security record.
who worked out at the same Kfar Saba gym as Ashkenazi, was found guilty
of giving Hizbullah information about the gym’s whereabouts and a
breakdown of Ashkenazi’s security detail during his gym visits. His
sentence follows a plea bargain reached between prosecutors and
Sultani’s attorney and father Fouad Sultani.