Israeli Arab woman sentenced for assisting Hezbollah

An Israeli Arab woman was sentenced to three years in prison on Wednesday for aiding the Hezbollah that fought a war with Israel last summer.

Israeli Arab woman sentenced for assisting Hezbollah
According to the ruling, Manar Jabarin, 24, from the Israeli Arab town of Umm al-Fahm met with Hezbollah agents while studying at Amman University, Jordan in 2004.

She agreed to transfer a computer memory card with intelligence information from Hezbollah to its operatives in the West Bank.

Jabarin never actually joined the Hezbollah, nor did she deliver their messages, but she did maintain contact with an enemy agent for two years, the ruling said.

The judges wrote that they took into account her young age at the time of the events as well her expressions of remorse throughout the trial. She has 45 days to appeal the sentence. No date for sentencing was given.

The woman was arrested in June by Israel's internal Shin Bet security service.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Kasım 2007, 15:40