Israel’s Shabak arrested yet another Syrian Druze under gag order. Though his identity and arrest may not be reported inside Israel, I’m doing so here: he is Hisham Sha’alan, a sheikh from the Golan village of Ein Qiniyye. The case is most assuredly connected to the alleged “serious espionage” scandal which the intelligence service is trying to brew. That is based on another secretly arrested Druze activist, Sedki al-Maqet, who filmed a nighttime meeting between Syrian Islamist rebels and the IDF at the border of Israel-occupied Golan.
Sha’alan’s arrested was also reported by Syrian media outlet, Sana, which also aired the video al-Maqet shot of the meeting between likely al Nusra fighters and the IDF. I’ll repeat what I wrote in earlier posts: Syrian Druze are not Israeli citizens. No one aside from Israel recognizes Israel’s conquest of the Golan. Therefore Israel has no legal jurisdiction over these suspects. Labeling their activities as crimes is ludicrous. They are resisting Israeli Occupation and informing the world about Israeli collusion with al-Qaeda-linked Islamist terrorists. That’s what truly embarrasses Israel.