JERUSALEM (AP) — A former Bosnian Serb soldier is asking Israel’s Supreme Court to block his extradition to his homeland, where he is accused of war crimes.

A lower court ruled in August that Aleksander Cvetkovic, who is married to an Israeli and holds Israeli citizenship, can be sent to Bosnia.

Israel’s Supreme Court was to hear his appeal on Monday. It was not clear when a ruling would be issued.

Cvetkovic was arrested last year after Bosnia sought his extradition so he could stand trial.

The Bosnian government says he was part of a firing squad that executed between 1,000 and 1,200 Bosnian Muslims in July 1995.

The killings were part of what became known as the Srebrenica massacre, where Serb troops killed more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys.

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