CLEVELAND (AP) - The former imam of Ohio's largest mosque has spoken with his attorney for the first time since he was arrested by Israel after being deported from the U-S last week.
The lawyer says Israeli authorities are interested in any knowledge Fawaz Damra may have of Islamic Jihad, a militant Palestinian group that has carried out suicide bombings and rocket attacks against Israel.
The lawyer says Damra is not charged with a crime and is being interrogated.
Israel and the U-S say the Islamic Jihad is a terrorist organization.
Damra was deported to his native West Bank by American authorities last week because he concealed his ties to Islamic Jihad when he applied for U-S citizenship in 1994.