Israeli Arabs Who Join ISIS

(Israel Hayom) Yoav Limor - While ISIS is rapidly shrinking in the real world, it is alive and kicking in the virtual world. Those who bought into the group's propaganda included the Jabarin brothers from the Israeli-Arab town of Umm al-Fahm, who were arrested in July. Pinpointing ISIS volunteers is relatively easy because all their communications are conducted online. They facilitate their own capture by leaving behind sufficient digital footprints. Fourteen Israeli-Arabs joined the group in 2014, 44 in 2015, 65 in 2016, and 33 since the beginning of 2017, with a drop in recent months. Still, the Israel Security Agency treats each of these cases with urgency since anyone who seeks to join the fight for ISIS could be inspired to carry out terrorist attacks in Israel.

2017-08-14 00:00:00

Full Article


Visit the Daily Alert Archive