Arab-Israeli indicted for terror charges, Hamas link

Resident of village near Haifa allegedly enlisted Arab-Israelis in terror cell, gathered information to help Hamas carry out attacks within Israel.

December 1, 2010 14:08
A member of the Hamas-affiliated Popular Resistanc

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A resident of the village of Fureidis in the Haifa District was indicted on Wednesday on suspicion of spying for Hamas and planning to create a terror cell made up of Arab-Israelis.

The Haifa District Court charged Islam Amin Mar'e, 26, with enlisting operatives for Hamas and gathering information to help Hamas carry out terror attacks within Israel.

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According to the official charges, Mar'e was enlisted to act on behalf of Hamas during his time as a student at a university in Hebron.

Mar'e was arrested last month in an operation carried out by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Service) and Israel Police.

Prosecutors requested that the court extend the suspect's remand until the end of proceedings against him.

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