Monday, 23 April 2018 02:41 GMT

Israel jails ex-MP for Syria visit

(MENAFN - Arab News) JERUSALEM: Israel sentenced a former Druze MP to 18 months in prison Thursday for traveling to Syria and making contact with a "foreign agent" the Justice Ministry said.

Said Naffa travelled in 2007 to Syria with which Israel is technically still at war as part of a delegation of 300 Druze religious leaders the charge sheet said.

An MP at the time he met a leader of the PFLP-General Command an offshoot of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine which 'is a terror organization' according to a ministry statement. Naffa said the trip was aimed at "reestablishing contacts between members of the Druze community in Israel Syria and Lebanon.'

Israel jails ex-MP for Syria visit

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