17 Sep '13, 8pm

Israeli Arab reportedly killed fighting regime forces in Syria

Mueid Juma'a, 28, has reportedly become the first Israeli killed in Syria since the start of the civil war. About three weeks ago Juma'a, originally from the predominantly Arab area of Wadi Ara, traveled with a couple of friends to Syria, where he is believed to have fought among the rebel forces. "On Tuesday the family received a picture of a bullet ridden body which they identified as their son," Ynet News reported . It is not clear what opposition group Juma'a, who was said to be "religious," was fighting with or where and when he was killed. According to Ynet , at least 10 Israeli Arabs are believed to have joined the rebels in their fight against the Assad regime. Some of those who have fought in Syria and returned to Israel have been arrested by Israeli authorities. For example, in early August, Israeli authorities filed an indictment against an Israeli Arab from the...

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