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Terror link ruled out for Israeli woman who crossed into Syria

The Shin Bet security service wraps up its investigation of an Israeli woman who crossed into Syria and was later returned to the country in a Russian-mediated swap.

Investigators rule out a terrorism motive, according to Hebrew media reports.

The formerly ultra-Orthodox woman from Modiin Illit was motivated by “a sense of adventure,” defense officials conclude. The woman is believed to be mentally ill.

The woman is now in police custody, and will soon be treated by the welfare authorities, reports say.

The Israeli woman who crossed into Syria and was returned in a deal brokered by Russia, in a photo shown by Channel 12 on February 20, 2021. (Channel 12 screenshot)
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