Israeli authorities have arrested a Palestinian resident of East Jerusalem, accusing her of spying for Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah.
According to Israel’s Shin Bet security agency, Yasmin Jaber was arrested last month under suspicion of trying to recruit “Israeli and Palestinian civilians and residents to carry out terrorist activities in Israel,” the Times of Israel reported.
Jaber was recruited by Hezbollah during an international youth conference in Lebanon in 2015, the Shin Bet claimed in a Thursday news release.
Jaber is accused of communicating with her Hezbollah handler through coded messages on social media. The Shin Bet also claimed the Palestinian resident was instructed to recruit Arab Israeli operatives for resistance group within Israel.
On Thursday, Jaber’s employer, the National Library at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, released a statement expressing surprise that Jaber has been accused of “such grave offenses.”