Hassan Khaled Taher Sheikh Yusuf, a resident of Taibe, is suspected of plotting to carry out terror attacks in Israel after drawing inspiration from ISIS.
An ISIS propaganda video Screenshot from YouTube
A 26-year-old man has been arrested by the Israel Police and the Shin Bet for supporting ISIS and plotting to carry out terror attacks inspired by the jihadist group.
The man, Hassan Khaled Taher Sheikh Yusuf, a resident of the Arab village of Taibe, is suspected of trying to persuade others to join him in carrying out terror attacks on a number of occasions. His arrest was cleared for publication on Sunday.
The suspect’s questioning has found that none of the people he contacted was willing to cooperate with him – a fact that the Shin Bet described as “critical” in deterring him from his plans.
“The Shin Bet considers Israelis who support ISIS to be a serious security threat,” the Shin Bet added. “Therefore, it will continue to closely monitor suspects and take the necessary enforcement measures to prevent the distribution of the group’s doctrine in Israel.”