Palestinian tries to sell intel to Hizbullah

J'lem Arab allegedly contacted Hizbullah to sell fictitious information on missing soldier Guy Hever.

guy hever 224.88 (photo credit: Courtesy)
guy hever 224.88
(photo credit: Courtesy)
A Jerusalem Arab was indicted Friday in a Jerusalem court for allegedly trying to sell fictitious information about a missing Israeli soldier, police said. Jerusalem Police Spokesman Shmuel Ben-Ruby said the suspect, Shadi Muhammad, 26, of the east Jerusalem neighborhood of Issawiya, was arrested last month. He confessed to a convoluted plot - involving IDF solider Guy Hever - as part of which he aimed to bring about the release of his brother, who is incarcerated in an Israeli jail for his involvement in terror activities, Ben-Ruby said. The charge sheet states that the suspect, a member of the small Palestinian terror group the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, contacted a Hizbullah operative, fallaciously claiming that he possessed information about the missing Israeli soldier which could help the Lebanese terror group in a future exchange of prisoners, perhaps even in the release of Lebanese terrorist Samir Kuntar. The suspect, who asked the Hizbullah operative for $50,000 in exchange for the information, never had any knowledge about the fate of the soldier, the police said. A court gag order which was imposed on the case was partially lifted Friday when the indictment was filed in the Jerusalem District Court. Hever, 30, went missing from his post in the southern part of the Golan Heights on August 17, 1997.