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        12/6/2013, Tevet 3, 5774

      Another Majdal Shams Resident Arrested for Spying


      It was disclosed, Friday, that 28-year-old Raf'at Halabi of the Golan Heights Druze town of Majdal Shams on the Syrian border was arrested last month and charged with spying against Israel for the Syrian military. As a result of the investigation headed by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet, Shabak in Hebrew) and the Central Investigation Unit of the Northern District in the Israel Police, Halabi's 24-year-old friend Muhammad Rumiyyah was charged with helping Halabi cross the border. Another resident of Majdal Shams was arrested in July on suspicion of spying for Syria.

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