Two Israeli Arabs indicted for attempting to join ISIS

Two Israeli Arabs from the Galilee region were indicted for supporting and planning to join the ISIS terror group.

The two Arabs, Nazareth resident Mahmoud Abed al-Fatah, 24, and Ashraf Arabi’i, 35, of Shfaram, were indicted in Nazareth District Court on Thursday.

According to the indictment against al-Fatah, he was an active supporter of ISIS for nearly two years until his arrest last month, where he regularly visited jihadist websites and ISIS propaganda videos as well as made plans to join the terror group in Syria under the pretext of traveling to Turkey for his honeymoon.

Similarly, Arabi’i, who was indicted on illegal weapons possession, was also an active supporter of ISIS, where he had disseminated jihadist propaganda to others and was arranging to join the terror group in Syria as well.

in April 2016, al-Fatah contacted Arbiai via Facebook. The two talked for several days and Arbiai gave al-Fatah his phone number so that the two could continue talking through WhatsApp.