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January 18, 2015 12:40 pm

7 Israeli Arabs Charged With Establishing Local Islamic State Chapter

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ISIS Militants. Photo: Screenshot, Fox News Sunday.

JNS.orgSeven Arab residents of northern Israel’s Galilee region were arrested in December and charged with establishing a local chapter of the Islamic State terror group, Israeli media reported Sunday upon the lifting of a gag order on the case. The Israeli Arabs have been charged with affiliation with a terrorist organization and contact with a foreign agent.

According to an indictment submitted Sunday, the suspects regularly met with a well-known Salafi sheikh in northern Israel who convinced them to wage jihad. Last June, they allegedly decided to join Islamic State to “punish infidels.”

One of the key suspects is attorney Adnan Ala a-Din, who according to the charges served as a military instructor for the group. During last summer’s Operation Protective Edge, a-Din urged the murder of Jews on his Facebook page.

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