Four Israeli-Arabs Convicted Of Trying To Join Islamic State


Ynetnews reports: Four residents of the Israeli-Arab town of Jaljulia who were planning to travel to Syria and join ISIS were convicted by the Lod district court on Monday.

The four either attempted to travel to Syria and failed or had a change of heart and didn’t go through with the plan. An additional person was charged with assisting his friend in joining the terror group.

They planned on entering Syria either via Turkey or by using a hang glider to fly into ISIS held territory from the Golan Heights.

Husam Hajlah, the one who attempted to fly over the border, was inspired by his friend who previously succeeded in joining ISIS in this manner. ISIS affiliate Liwa Shuhada al-Yarmouk is in control of a large swath of Syrian territory on the border with Israel.

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