Arab-Israeli Father Receives Message From Son: ‘I’m Going to Carry out an Attack Today’

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An Arab-Israeli from northern Israel was arrested Tuesday after sending an SMS to his father informing him he was going to carry out a terrorist attack – prompting his father to turn to police.

The father, who lives in a village close to Nazareth in the Galilee, alerted the police emergency hotline as soon as he received the message, which read: “Today you will hear good things about me – I’m going to carry out an attack.”

Other family members received the same message, according to Israel’s Channel 2, which released a transcript of the father’s frantic conversations with the police call center, during which he repeatedly urged them to send a patrol car to his home.

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