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Israeli Court Charges East Jerusalem Woman with Aiding Hezbollah

Israeli Court Charges East Jerusalem Woman with Aiding Hezbollah

Friday, 18 September, 2020 - 11:15
FILE PHOTO: Lebanon's Hezbollah supporters chant slogans in Beirut, Lebanon September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Aziz Taher/File Photo

An Israeli court on Friday charged a Palestinian woman from east Jerusalem with membership in a terrorist organization after Israel's internal security service said Lebanon’s Hezbollah had recruited her five years ago.

Yasmine Jaber was arrested in early August.

The Shin Bet internal security service said she was recruited by Hezbollah operatives at a conference in 2015 and asked to recruit others in east Jerusalem. It said she traveled to Istanbul on a number of occasions to meet Hezbollah operatives and communicated with them via social media.

Her family issued a statement denying the allegations, The Associated Press reported.

They said the length of her interrogation and the fact that Israel has not named any other members of the alleged cell show that the allegations are false.

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