Seven Israeli Arabs indicted for trying to set up ISIS cell in Israel

January 18, 2015 13:16

The Shin Bet announced Sunday that they and Israel Police had arrested seven Israeli Arabs over the past two months suspected of attempting to set up an Islamic State cell in Israel.

Police said that members of the would-be Islamic State cell trained in making Molotov Cocktails, practiced slaughtering animals and spread Islamic State propaganda.

Police say the training in slaughtering animals was "to prepare them emotionally to slaughter infidels in Syria."

One of those arrested was a Nazareth-based attorney, along with a man from Deir Hanna in the Galilee and five Sakhnin residents.

All seven suspects were indicted by Haifa prosecutors on suspicion of joining a banned group, aiding a terror group and contact with a foreign agent.

The final charge stems from the seven suspects allegedly being in touch with Islamic State fighters in Syria, some of whom are Israeli citizens.

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