On Tuesday, may 16, the district court in Nazareth was sentenced to 14 years in prison Druze resident of the village Majdal Shams, convicted of spying for the Syrian military intelligence.
The court found the citizen guilty of cooperation with the foreign agent and the transfer of Syria’s information about possible ties between Israel and rebel groups operating against the regime of Bashar al-Assad, according to Ynet.
The name of the convict will not be published.
Recall that in March 2015 the Prosecutor’s office filed charges against the resident of Majdal Shams in spying for Syria. Some of the information on the case was classified.
Then the radio station «Reshet bet» reported that the accused spent 27 years in an Israeli prison for terrorist activities. Released in 2012, it immediately began to actively act against the public interest. In particular, he participated in a propaganda campaign in support of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and terrorist organizations. He also vigorously condemned those Druze of the Golan heights, who started to move closer to Israel, called them traitors and collected information about them. Secret investigation against him began in 2014, when he was collecting information about Israeli military in the Golan heights, especially near the Syrian border. The collected information he gave high-ranking officers of Assad’s army. The accused admitted part of the charges against him. During interrogations he declared that, being a patriot of Syria, sought the return of the Golan heights to that country.