Israel Gives Lebanese-Swede 18 Months for Hezbollah Spying


This article was originally published by the Times of Israel:

Swedish national recruited by Hezbollah has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for spying for the Lebanese terror group, Israel’s Central District Court said Sunday.

Following a plea bargain reached with the state, Lebanon-born Hassan Khalil Hizran, 55, was found guilty of passing information to a foreign agent, but more serious charges of direct contact with a terrorist group and active involvement in terror activities were dropped.

Hizran’s indictment said he was recruited by the terror group in 2009 while on a trip to Lebanon with his family. He returned to Lebanon in 2011 and 2013 for meetings with Hezbollah leaders.

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