Israeli fighting for ISIS killed

Israeli-Arab from Umm al-Fahm dies in battle in Syria; 50 Israelis are believed to have fought or be fighting alongside ISIS; Israeli indicted for sending funds to his brother, who is fighting alongside ISIS.

A 28-year-old Arab from Umm al-Fahm was killed while fighting for ISIS, his family was informed on Sunday. Khalil Saleh was evidently killed in Syria during an American bombing raid on ISIS targets.



Saleh entered Syria through Turkey three years ago. “The family lost all contact with their son,” said a family friend. “All they know is that he was killed and they have no further details. It’s a shame when anyone thinks about joining such groups, as their end is known. Up to now, it was hard for me to understand who was behind brainwashing the young people and convincing them to join ISIS. This is a very serious thing.”


Saleh in ISIS clothing
Saleh in ISIS clothing


Seven Arab-Israelis have been killed fighting in Syria in the last few years – residents of Taybeh, Iksal, Nazareth, Hura, and Umm al-Fahm. So far, 50 Israeli-Arabs are known to have participated or continue to participate in the battles.


Khalil Saleh
Khalil Saleh


In Nazareth, also on Sunday, Mahmoud Faiz Sadi was accused of transferring $1,500 to his brother Mustafa, who is fighting alongside ISIS in Syria.

According to the indictment filed against Sadi, the accused sent $500 on three occasions to his brother, who left for Syria in June 2014.



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