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Israelis indicted for joining ISIS and planning terror attacks on Monday

Israelis charged with joining IS, planning terror attacks

Mohamad Agrabia and Abed al-Mahdi Jabarin, both 21 from Umm al Fahm, arrested by security forces, who say they practiced shooting and collected IS material, including pictures of beheadings; Bedouin man also arrested on similar charges

Lior El Hai |
Published: 08.15.22, 15:16
Israeli security forces said on Monday that they had arrested two residents of the predominantly Arab city of Umm al Fahm on suspicion that they planned to carry out terror attacks on behalf of the Islamic State terror group.
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  • Mohamad Agrabia and Abd al-Mahdi Jabarin, both 21 years old, also attempted to join the IS fighters in Africa, the security officials said.
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    Israelis indicted for joining ISIS and planning terror attacks on Monday
    Israelis indicted for joining ISIS and planning terror attacks on Monday
    Israelis indicted for joining ISIS and planning terror attacks on Monday
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    The men confessed to planning attacks in during their investigation, and revealed their intents to join IS forces and fight with them.
    They were issued passports and consulted with another resident of their city, who had recently returned from Africa after fighting with the Islamic State, there.
    Their investigation also revealed one of the men contacted a local Nigerian in order to be given travel directions to the front lines.
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    The men had accumulated IS materials, including information on weapons and pictures of beheadings carried out by the extreme Islamist group.
    They had practiced their shooting skills in preparation for joining with the militants, security officials said.
    They were indicted at the Haifa Magistrate Court.
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    Israelis indicted for joining ISIS at Haifa Magistrate Court during
    Israelis indicted for joining ISIS at Haifa Magistrate Court during
    Israelis indicted for joining ISIS at Haifa Magistrate Court during
    The security forces said that last month they arrested a 30-year-old Bedouin man from the south over security offenses related to the IS. The man admitted he was a supporter of the Islamist group and had practiced shooting skills with others in order to join their forces when they bring the fight to Israel.
    He was charged with weapons' law violations and criminal acts, in addition to his security related charges, and was indicted.
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