Arab Israeli arrested for traveling to Syria, joining ISIS

November 23, 2014 17:28


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An Arab Israeli has been arrested for allegedly traveling to Syria to fight with the Islamic State terrorist organization, it was revealed on Sunday.

22-year-old Hamsa Magamsa, from the village of Yafia in the North, was arrested in a joint Shin Bet and Israel Police operation at Ben Gurion Airport upon returning to Israel on October 24.

According to police, Magamsa, along with three friends from Yafia, left Israel for Turkey on October 5. He and two of his companions then traveled to Syria to join Islamic State.

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