Eight members of an Israeli Arab juvenile spy ring were sentenced yesterday in Haifa Juvenile Court to prison terms. Their ages averaged 14 years. The ringleader, described as a 14-year-old boy who had been active in obtaining security information for Jordan prior to the June war, was ordered confined for six years.
The seven other youthful defendants were given terms ranging from one to three years.
Meanwhile, police reported the arrest of an adult from an Israeli Arab village near Haifa, who was charged with having participated in an espionage ring which was smashed two years ago. The suspect returned to Israel yesterday from a stay in Germany where he reportedly had contact with Syrian intelligence agents.
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