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Bedouin millionaire charged with spying for Iran released to house arrest

Yaqoub Abu al-Qia’an in May, 2021 (Channel 12 screenshot)
Yaqoub Abu al-Qia’an in May, 2021 (Channel 12 screenshot)

A Bedouin Israeli millionaire who briefly ran for Knesset with former defense minister Moshe Ya’alon has been ordered released to house arrest with an electronic tracking bracelet.

Yaqoub Abu al-Qia’an, a former politician and construction magnate who is a resident of the Bedouin town of Hura in the southern Negev region, was indicted in July at the Southern District Court in Beersheba on charges of contact with a foreign agent and passing information to an enemy.

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