Left-wing Activist Tali Fahima Converts to Islam

According to website of Islamic Movement in Israel, Fahima converted to Islam in a mosque in Umm al-Fahm; Fahima served three years in prison for aiding the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade.

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Israeli left-wing activist Tali Fahima has converted to Islam, according to the website of the Islamic Movement in Israel.

Fahima is said to have converted at a mosque in Umm al-Fahm in the presence of sheikhs who tested her knowledge of the principles of Islam. Afterwards, she visited the home of Sheikh Raed Salah and informed him of her conversion.

Fahima was released from prison in 2007 after completing a three-year sentence for passing information to the enemy, having contact with a foreign agent and supporting a terrorist organization.

In May 2004, Fahima entered the Jenin area and meet with operatives of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade, the armed wing of the Fatah movement. She met with Zakaria Zubeidi, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigade leader in Jenin.

Fahima declared that she would serve as a human shield for Zubeidi, who was wanted by Israeli security forces. She also reportedly had an affair with Zubeidi.

Left-wing activist Tali Fahima has converted to Islam.Credit: Limor Edri