facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Israeli arrested for joining Syrian rebels

April 10, 2013 at 9:15 AM   |   Comments

JERUSALEM, April 10 (UPI) -- Authorities said they have arrested an Israeli Arab man for illegally entering Syria and fighting with the Global Jihad rebel group.

Hakhmat Othman Hassin Matsarwa allegedly entered Syria to join the Jihad group and find his brother, Hassin, who had left Israel to fight with rebels several months earlier.

Matsarwa, 28, trained in a rebel camp and was later asked to carry out two suicide bomb missions, one targeting President Bashar Assad's regime, and another in Israel.

He refused to carry out the missions, Israeli broadcaster Arutz Sheva reported.

Matsarwa also told officials that the rebels had asked him many questions about Israel and the defense forces, Arutz Sheva said.

Matsarwa was indicted Wednesday for several crimes, including contact with a foreign agent and illegal immigration.

Topics: Arutz Sheva
© 2013 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
Great white shark circling surfers photographed by drone Great white shark circling surfers photographed by drone
2
Poland buys medium-range missiles from U.S. Poland buys medium-range missiles from U.S.
3
Louisiana judge rules state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional Louisiana judge rules state's gay marriage ban is unconstitutional
4
Watch: News anchor resigns live on-air to sell pot, '[Expletive] it, I quit' Watch: News anchor resigns live on-air to sell pot, '[Expletive] it, I quit'
5
Cop-killer suspect Eric Frein possibly spotted, in standoff Cop-killer suspect Eric Frein possibly spotted, in standoff
Trending News
Video
x
Feedback