Five Israeli Arabs Sentenced to Prison for Plotting ISIS-Affiliated Terror Attacks
JNS.org – Five Israeli Arabs from the Galilee were sentenced to up to six years imprisonment as part of a plea deal for plotting with ISIS to carry out terror attacks in Israel, the Jerusalem Post reported Thursday.
Five out of seven defendants were indicted in the Haifa District Court for being members of and aiding a banned terror group, planning to set up a branch of ISIS in Israel and preparing to bring harm to the Jewish state.
The Israel Security Agency Shin Bet said that the defendants, who were arrested in November and December of 2014, all confessed to conspiring to create a Salafi jihadist group with allegiance to ISIS.
As The Algemeiner reported, there has been an increasing number in recent months of Israeli Arabs attempting to join the Islamic State.