Report: Australian arrested on suspicion of being Hamas spy

April 19, 2011 20:35


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Police and Shin Bet forces arrested a Saudi-born Australian citizen at Ben Gurion Airport on suspicion of trying to enter Israel as a spy for Hamas, Channel 2 News reported Tuesday evening.

Iyad Rashid Abu Arga'a was detained by security forces after he landed at the airport, and on Sunday he was indicted in the Petah Tikva District Court, according to Channel 2.

The indictment said Arga'a was recruited by Hamas and met with the organization's operatives in Syria where he also underwent weapons training.

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