"My Friends Joined the Islamic State, I Enlisted in the IDF"

(Ynet News) Korin Elbaz Alush - Yoel Levi, 21, was born in Melilla, an autonomous Spanish city located on the coast of Africa next to Morocco where the majority of the population is Muslim. "Melilla has changed. In the past, there were many Jews there but now there are almost none." Levi says Melilla has turned into an Islamic State hub in recent years. As he was about to graduate high school, he learned that three of his classmates joined the jihadist group. Levi decided last year to make aliyah on his own. Six months later, he enlisted in the IDF. His parents in Melilla are still unaware of their son becoming an IDF soldier. "After a year in Israel, I can say that there is nothing like it. People here, who do not know me, make sure I have everything. When people hear that I am a lone soldier, they offer me to stay with them, even offer me money. I'm very happy to be here."

2021-09-30 00:00:00

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