News Brief 8/21/2013, Elul 15, 5773
Arab-Israeli Indicted for Joining Syrian Jihadis
An Arab Israeli student has been indicted for making contact with an enemy agent after he went to Syria to join rebels there, the Shin Bet (GSS) domestic security agency said Wednesday.
Abdel Qader Altallah, a pharmacy student from Taibe village in Galilee who studies in Jordan, was arrested in a joint Shin Bet-police operation on July 14.
The 26-year-old was also indicted at Lod District Court, earlier this month, on charges of travelling overseas illegally and infiltration.
Israel is still technically at war with Syria and it is illegal for its citizens to go there.