An Israeli court indicted an indictment against the young woman, who crossed the border into Syria last February, and was returned to Israel in the same month, after indirect negotiations with Damascus mediated by Moscow.
According to the “Times of Israel” newspaper, publication of the indictment details has been partially blocked, but the charges include illegal exit from the country.
On Sunday, the Magistrate’s Court in Nazareth was filed an indictment against the young Israeli who crossed the border into Syrian territory in early February and was returned later that month, after a round of international negotiations.
According to the reports, the young woman, whose identity has been prevented from publication, had suffered psychological problems in the past.
The 25-year-old Israeli woman, from Modi’in Ilit, was reported to have left the Haredi community. It is not clear why she entered Syria, and it seems that she crossed a part of the border fence that is under less strict surveillance, on foot, and alone, and the Syrian authorities arrested her immediately.
The Axios news site, citing Israeli officials, stated that the young woman had studied Arabic and was prevented in the past from crossing the southern border into the Gaza Strip.
It was brought back from Syria to Israel by Russia on February 19, in a deal brokered by Moscow. In return, Israel released many of its Syrian citizens.
After returning the young woman, she reportedly told Israeli investigators that she was “looking for adventure,” and according to Israeli Channel 12, the young woman did not apologize or express her regret. The investigators concluded that she did not cooperate with any hostile parties while she was in Syria.
Source: The Times of Israel