Egyptian soldiers stands guard outside the election commission office in Cairo, Egypt, Saturday, April 19, 2014. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
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A young Arab Israeli who joined rebel forces in Syria and underwent military training with jihadist fighters law went on trial Wednesday charged with violating Israeli law, legal and security officials said.Ahmad Shurbaji, 23, from Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel, along with three other Arab Israelis on January 16 left for Turkey, from where they crossed into Syria, the prosecution said. Shurbaji was charged on Wednesday at Haifa magistrate court in northern Israel with unlawfully leaving Israel and undergoing prohibited military training, the charge sheet read.Israel is technically at war with Syria and it is illegal for its citizens to travel there.
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