Israeli peace activist busted for terror

By WND Staff

A Jewish Israeli “peace activist” from Tel Aviv has reportedly been arrested for planning terrorist attacks against Jewish civilian targets in conjunction with the Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade.

Tali Fahima

Tali Fahima, 29, is in the custody of the General Security Services, according to Arutz Sheva. Authorities report she was aiding Al-Aksa Martyrs Brigade leader Zakaria Zubeidi – and may have been lured into the plot because of a romantic relationship with him.

A gag order has been placed on the case.

Fahima, according to the report, paid frequent visits to the slums of Jenin, where she developed a serious and apparently romantic relationship with Zubeidi – one of the most wanted terrorists in Israel.

“Even if Zakaria did carry out attacks, so what?” she said of him. “He is under occupation. He is a freedom fighter.”

Zubeidi, contacted by the Hebrew news service Ynet, said, “If she is a terrorist, then the entire ‘peace camp’ in Israel are terrorists as well.”

Fahima was first arrested last May for aiding the enemy in a time of war, possession of firearms, and contact with a terrorist organization. Her lawyer claimed that she used her weapon only in “extenuating circumstances” and insisted her visits to Jenin were of a humanitarian nature – to help open a school for children in Jenin.

Fahima said she wished to serve as a human shield for Zubeidi, to protect him from Israeli security forces. She was acquitted at the time.

Fahima’s lawyer, Smadar Ben-Natan, told Army Radio that the Shabak is simply blackening her client’s name because she refused to help them capture Zubeidi.

“The GSS approached her and asked her to cooperate with them,” said Ben-Natan. “Tali refused, and now they are spreading rumors about her.”