Fourth 'spy' found in Majdal Shams

Mother, wife of suspects arrested in Golan Druse village.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
July 26, 2010 16:26
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majdal shams 298.88. (photo credit: GPO)

A fourth 'spy' suspect has been arrested from the Druse village of Majdal Shams in the Golan Heights on Monday.

Mona Sha'ar, 46, is the spouse of suspect Najad Sha'ar, and mother of the first arrested suspect, Fada Sha'ar. All of the family members have been arrested on the suspicion of committing crimes against the security of the state.

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A gag order has been imposed regarding further details in the case.

Unlike Israeli Druse, almost all the residents of Majdal Shams and the three other Druse villages on the Golan Heights identify themselves as Syrians.

Earlier in July, Israeli forces entered the home of the first suspect, Fada Sha’ar of Majdal Shams, to conduct a search and make arrests.

Before long, more than 1,000 villagers surrounded the home and refused to allow the officers to leave. Police dispatched a negotiations team that spoke with village elders, and the conflict ended peacefully.

Sha'ar's father protested the arrest, saying his son was innocent, and involved in music, which connects human beings with no nationality or language. The father was arrested two days later.


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