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December 10, 2013

For Israel and their parents, Arab citizens fighting in Syria raise concerns

Israel’s Shin Bet security agency estimates that since the civil war erupted in Syria more than two years ago, about 20 Arab citizens of Israel have sneaked into Syria to fight the regime of Bashar Assad. While that’s just a handful, the presence of Arab Israelis among the rebels is a special concern, both for Israeli security authorities and for the families of the renegade fighters.

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