Three Israeli Arabs feared to have joined Islamic State in Syria

October 12, 2014 20:13


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A day after an Israeli Arab youngster was reported killed in western Iraq while fighting for Islamic State, three more Israeli Arab youths are suspected of defecting to Syria in order to enlist in the cause of extremist jihadist organization.

Israeli authorities received a report on Sunday from a man from the Galilee town of Yafia who traveled with three of his friends to Turkey for holiday.

According to the man, the other three abandoned him and headed for the Turkish border with Syria. Since their departure, he has not been able to get in contact with them.

One of the families of the unaccounted for Israelis filed a missing persons report with the police. Investigators thus far are unable to determine definitively if the three men did indeed enlist in Islamic State.

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