Israeli Arabs and Palestinians Join Rebels in Syria Affiliated with Al-Qaeda

(Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center) About 20 Israeli Arabs have joined the ranks of the rebels in Syria, as well as 30 Palestinians from Gaza and a few from the West Bank. There are also several dozen Palestinians from the refugee camps in Lebanon and Palestinians from Syria and Jordan who have joined groups affiliated with al-Qaeda and the global jihad. The Israel Security Agency regards Israeli Arabs who go to Syria as a grave potential threat since they will acquire military skills and have their jihadist worldview reinforced.

2014-01-22 00:00:00

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