Druze-Israeli soldier indicted for passing information to Syria

Marcy Oster

JERUSALEM (JTA) – An Israeli soldier was indicted on charges of providing classified information to Syria on Israeli army positions.

Cpl. Halal Halabi, a resident of Daliyat al-Karmel, a Druze town in northern Israel, was charged in a military court on Thursday.

Halabi was detained in February after relaying “classified information capable of harming state security on the IDF’s activity on the Israel-Syria border,” in Israel’s North, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement.

He is accused of passing information to a Druze resident of the Golan Heights, an Israeli citizen, who was indicted last month on charges that he spied for Syria.