17-year-old Arab-Israelis arrested for producing improvised explosive device

The Shin Bet and Israel Police cleared for publication the arrest of two 17-year-old Barta’a residents, who are suspected for expressing solidarity and support of ISIS and even contacted terrorists on the internet in order to join the terrorist organization. During the investigation, content from the terrorist organization was located and it seems that the two produced an improvised explosive device.
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It was released for publication today (Monday) that the Shin Bet and the Israel Police arrested two Arab-Israeli 17-year-olds from the town of Barta’a suspected for expressing solidarity with ISIS. During the teenagers’ interrogation, content regarding the terrorist organization’s activities was discovered along with the fact that the two produced an improvised explosive device. In addition to the two teenagers, another Arab-Israeli was arrested from Eastern Barta’a, which is located within the West Bank.

During the Shin Bet’s investigation, it became clear that the two terror suspects participated in religion classes over the past two months, at which time they were exposed to the terrorist organization’s content. Furthermore, the suspects looked over the information, watched videos on the internet associated with ISIS and discussed the lifestyle under the terrorist organization’s sovereignty.

The investigation learned that one of the suspects spoke with ISIS terrorists fighting on different fronts in order to examine the possibility of joining the ranks of the terrorist organization. Additionally, the suspects vowed allegiance to ISIS Leader Abu Bar Al-Baghdadi.

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