2 brothers from Umm al-Fahm indicted for supporting ISIS

Two brothers from the Israeli-Arab city of Umm al-Fahm were indicted on Friday for supporting ISIS. The older brother was also accused of being in contact with an ISIS terrorist who was supposed to help him join the terrorist organization in Syria.
The two brothers Photo Credit: Shin Bet/Channel 2 News

It was cleared for publication on Friday that during a joint Shin Bet-Israel Police operation last month, two brothers from Umm al-Fahm were arrested on suspicion of supporting ISIS. On the roof of the brothers’ home, a makeshift Carl Gustav rifle was discovered. On Friday, the two were indicted at the Haifa District Court.

The brothers were identified as 25-year-old Muhamad Abed al-Karim Kasam Jabarin and 20-year-old Naim Abed al-Karim Kasam Jabarin. In their home, the security forces found pictures that support their suspicions that the two believe in the ideas and ideology of the murderous terrorist organization.

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Before their arrest, the Shin Bet received information indicating that Muhamad planned to leave Israel in order to join ISIS in Syria. In order to arrange his trip, Muhamad contacted a former Umm al-Fahm resident who joined ISIS in Syria. The former resident was supposed to help him leave Israel and become a member of the terrorist organization in Syria. Aside from being charged with swearing allegiance to ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Muhamad was accused of being in contact with a foreign agent while Naim was charged with possession a firearm.

The gun discovered on the roof Photo Credit: Shin Bet/Channel 2 News

The Shin Bet stated that the Israelis who support ISIS, are in contact with terrorists from the group and leave Israel for Syria are a serious security threat. “The Shin Bet will continue to monitor the suspects and implement the necessary means of enforcement in order to prevent the circulation of the Islamic State organization’s doctrine in Israel,” the security agency said in a statement.

The Shin Bet added that the murderous terrorist group continues to lose power in Syria. “The reality on the ground completely contradicts the supposedly positive picture that the organization is trying to present,” the statement continued. “It should be noted that ISIS terrorists in the battlefields are exposed to continuous mortal danger while they deal with the harshest living conditions.”



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