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Israeli court sends Swedish national to prison for ‘spying for Hezbollah’

An Israeli court sentenced a Swedish citizen to 18 months in prison on Sunday, Anadolu has reported. Hassan Hizran was found guilty of collaboration with the Lebanese Hezbollah movement.

According to Israel’s public radio, Hizran’s sentence was mitigated because “he did not fully cooperate” with Hezbollah. Israeli law allows an appeal to be lodged against the judgement.

Israeli security forces arrested Hizran on 21 July during a visit to Israel. In August, the state’s internal security agency, Shin Bet, alleged that Hezbollah instructed Hizran to gather information on military installations in order to make use of them in any confrontation that might arise in the future between the militia group and Israel.

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