'Israeli Arab' arrested for spying for Hezbullah - UPDATED WITH VIDEOFor those of you who are wondering why Israel is often reluctant to let 'Palestinians' leave the country, this story - just reported on Israel radio and not online yet - may explain why. The police have just allowed publication of the indictment of an 'Israeli Arab' from Kalandia ('east' Jerusalem) for spying for Hezbullah.
The 29-year old man was arrested at Ben Gurion Airport last month and charged with accepting 13,000 euros from Hezbullah as an incentive to get himself hired by an Israeli hospital - where he could update Hezbullah on the treatment of IDF officers and soldiers - and recruiting other 'Israeli Arabs' to do the same. The man was also to give Hezbullah intelligence information on Israel generally.
The 'Israeli Arab' (sorry, I wasn't by the computer so I didn't get the name) is a medical student in Germany and met the Hezbullah operative there....
UPDATE 11:20 AM
Khaled Kashkush [pictured. CiJ] of Kalansuwa [Sorry about that. Kalandia is the checkpoint. Kalansuwa is the village. Still 'east' Jerusalem. CiJ], a medical student in Frankfurt, was arrested at Ben-Gurion Airport on July 16 in a joint operation of the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and the Israel Police.Fifth column....
Kashkush had allegedly been approached by Muhammad Hashem - who also goes by other names such as Rami or Mazen - a known Lebanese Hizbullah agent who travels throughout world in an attempt to recruit and activate Hizbullah agents.
UPDATE 10:39 PM
Here's an extensive video report from Arutz Sheva with lots more details. Let's go to the videotape.