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Druze resident of Israeli-occupied Golan Heights arrested for praising Hezbollah

Posted by uscsjp on October 11, 2006

Police on Monday arrested a Druze resident of the Golan Heights suspected of giving a speech in support of Hezbollah and its leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah during a visit he made to Syria.

Police say the 58-year-old Majdal Shams man is not a known political activist and has never before been suspected of security-related offenses.

Druze political activists on the Golan described the arrest as an attempt to frighten residents of the Heights from publicly expressing their political positions. (continued)


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