2 female Bedouins charged with planning ISIS-inspired terror attack
Watch: Elite Israeli officers arrest Bedouin woman who planned to carry out ISIS attackThe footage of a Bedouin woman who was arrested in December for planning an ISIS-inspired terror attack was released on Monday. Earlier today, it was cleared for publication that Rahma al-Assad and Tasneen al-Assad were charged with serious security crimes.
Watch: Elite police officers arrest Bedouin woman who planned ISIS attack (Video Credit: Israel Police Spokesperson)
After it was cleared for publication that two Bedouin women were charged with planning an ISIS-inspired terror attack in Beersheba, the Israel Police released the footage of police officers arresting one of them.
The masked officers from the elite Mista’arvim unit are seen in the video running into the suspect’s home. They found the suspect in her bedroom. Her family members were held in the living room during the arrest.
As reported by JOL earlier today, two 19-year-old Negev residents, Rahma al-Assad and Tasneen al-Assad, were arrested by the Shin Bet and Israel Police on suspicion of being in contact with terrorist groups affiliated with ISIS in December. The women are both residents of the Bedouin town Lakiya.
It is suspected that they were planning to carry out a terror attack in Israel against Jewish targets and therefore contacted various terrorist groups. The Shin Bet discovered that Tasneen was in contact via the Telegram messaging service with a man claiming to be a member of ISIS.
After she told the man that she was interested in carrying out a terror attack in Israel, he told her to surveil the security procedures at several populated sites in Beersheba: Ben-Gurion University, the central bus station and Kaye Academic College of Education.
The Shin Bet investigation also uncovered that the two planned to travel to the Sinai Peninsula to join ISIS. In addition, they uploaded content praising ISIS and calling for terror attacks against Jewish and Israeli targets on social media.
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