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Israeli forces arrest man who planned to join ISIS in Somalia

Cleveland Jewish News
Monday June 17, 2024


Islamic State terrorists                                                                                                              Reuters

Israeli security forces recently arrested a resident of the country’s north on suspicion of preparing to join ISIS in Somalia, the Israel Police revealed on Monday.

The suspect, who was identified as a 17-and-a-half-year-old male from the almost entirely Muslim village of ‘Ara northeast of Hadera, was apprehended by officers of the police’s Coastal District and the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet).

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The agencies said the suspect had made extensive preparations to join ISIS, including by writing a will, collecting funds, applying for a foreign passport and maintaining contact with “hostile elements” online.

Since Hamas launched its latest war against the Jewish state on Oct. 7, Israeli authorities have thwarted numerous ISIS-linked terrorist plots.

In April, four Arabs from eastern Jerusalem who had sworn allegiance to ISIS, two of whom planned to attack a police station near the capital’s Teddy sports stadium, were indicted in an Israeli court.

The previous month, Israeli security personnel arrested four Palestinians planning ISIS-inspired attacks against troops in Judea and Samaria.

On Jan. 22, security forces thwarted an ISIS-inspired attack that was to be carried out near the Knesset in Jerusalem.

Earlier this year, ISIS spokesman Abu Huthaifa al-Ansari called on the group’s supporters around the world to attack Jews and avenge the killing by the Israel Defense Forces of Hamas terrorists in Gaza.



 





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