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Israeli police arrest man for Iran visit

Press TV - Israel's Beersheba Magistrate's Court has charged an Israeli citizen for visiting Iran, the country of his birth, saying it was illegal.

Under the Israeli law, Iran has been described as an enemy state and Israeli citizens are forbidden from visiting the country.

Israeli Police said before going on his journey Moshe (Majid) Suleimani had been warned against traveling to the Islamic Republic. However, he refused to pay heed to the warning.

He was arrested upon his return to Israel in August and was charged on Monday, police said on Thursday.

Detectives from the Security Offenses Department of the National Serious and International Crimes (NSIC) Unit claim that Suleimani was contacted by the Iranian Intelligence Ministry and questioned twice, about the Israeli armed forces and personal information about his relatives.

"This fellow was lucky that he is under arrest here in Israel. Here, unlike in Iran, he won't be tortured. He's lucky he's in Jewish hands, rather than the hands of Arab or Muslim agents who thirst for Jewish blood," The Jerusalem Post quoted the spokesman for the Central Organization of Iranian Immigrants in Israel David Motai as saying.

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