Yugoslav Immigrant Pleads Guilty to Passing Information to Fatah

A Jewish immigrant from Yugoslavia pleaded guilty to a series of security violations in Haifa District Court on Monday and will be sentenced April 1.

Victoria David, who immigrated to Israel in 1987, admitted to membership in an illegal group and to passing “information to the enemy.”

According to the charge sheet, David was recruited in her native country in 1985 by Al Fatah, the branch of the Palestine Liberation Organization headed by Yasir Arafat.

After arriving in Israel, she photographed military installations, including the air force base at Ramat David and the naval base in Haifa. The photographs were seized before she could send them to her handlers, the news agency Itim reported. But she did manage to send other photos by sea to her family home in Yugoslavia.

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