Israel takes pride in being democratic in an undemocratic region but is now looking to limit one of the very foundations of democratic societies.
Gonen Segev, energy minister from 1995 to 1996, made contact with Iranian officials at the Iranian embassy in Nigeria in 2012 and he also visited Iran twice for meetings with his handlers.
Israel's domestic intelligence agency Shin Bet, said the teens "are suspected of grave terrorist offences including murder."
Israeli forces have killed three Palestinians in raids in the occupied West Bank, saying one of them was sought over an alleged drive-by shooting near the West Bank settlement of Ofra in October.
Gonen Segev, who was arrested allegedly supplied Iran with information related to Israel’s energy sector, security sites and officials in political and security institutions.
As many as 400 minors are in Israeli custody facing harsh prison sentences for crimes like 'stone-throwing' or being in Israel illegally. The Israeli practice of punishing minors and their families compounds the intractable nature of the conflict.
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