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Israel jails 5 Palestinians for spying for Hezbollah

Hezbollah troops during a military parade
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An Israeli court yesterday sentenced five Palestinians to various prison terms and fined them over claims that they spied for Hezbollah, Shehab.ps reported yesterday.

The court sentenced Ali Ihab Qahmouz, 32, from the village of Al-Ghajar, to one year in prison and fined him 120,000 shekels ($34,440).

Brothers Jamil Qahmouz, 30, and Yousef Qahmouz, 35, as well as their cousin Mohsen Qahmouz, 22, were also handed jail terms of three years each and a total fine of 20,000 shekels ($5,740).

In addition, the court sentenced Mamdouh Ibrahim, 22, from the village of Yarka, to 24 months in prison and fined him 20,000 shekels ($5,740).

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According to the Israeli police, the case dates back to July 2017 when two explosive devices were found in an Israeli area but were traced back to Lebanon.

“The two devices were smuggles from Lebanon to Israel by a number of suspects who are from one family from the village of Al-Ghajar and they received help from a relative who had relations with Hezbollah,” the police said.

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