Israeli Held in Undisclosed Arab Country Accused in Shooting

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Donations to secure the release of a young Israeli accused of murder in an Arab country passed $120,000 within 24 hours, the ZAKA organization announced on Wednesday, according to reports in Israeli media outlets.

If convicted, the Israeli national could face a death sentence in the unnamed country, Channel 10 reported. The man was arrested after allegedly killing a taxi driver who threatened him after he discovered he was Israeli.

Ilan Hassin told the local media that his son went to visit his grandparents in the Arab country and while there made a decision to enlist in the fight against ISIS with a local militia.

Israel's deputy minister for regional cooperation, Ayoub Kara of the Likud party, told the daily Haaretz that Hassin was to be executed for the murder after he had been in jail for a year and a half.

The information was cleared for publication by the military censor on Tuesday.