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Nazereth District Court announced Thursday that eight additional
residents of Nazareth were arrested a month ago by Shin Bet (Israeli
Security Agency) and police for allegedly trading in illegal firearms.
state prosecutor submitted a charge sheet against the new suspects,
aged 18-33, for illegal weapons trading, carrying and buying weapons
without a license, attempting to build a bomb, obstruction of justice
and other crimes.
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The charge sheet says the eight are interested
in jihad, and visited Muslim extremist websites that give tips on war,
terror and weapons.
The eight are thought to be connected to the
seven Israeli Arabs affiliated with al-Qaida and Global Jihad that were
arrested three weeks ago for allegedly murdering a taxi driver last
year, and carrying out a series of terrorist attacks. The group also
planned to kidnap soldiers and murder Christians.
The seven said that they founded a group called Aljahabiyya and claim to
follow Salafism, an extremist Sunni Islamic movement. Aljahabiyya was
formed two years ago, and inspired by and affiliated with al-Qaida and
Global Jihad. The group underwent a process of radicalization, using
material found on the Internet, including pictures of weaponry and
instructions to prepare explosives and perpetrate terrorist attacks. The
seven downloaded al-Qaida propaganda movies and speeches by Osama Bin
Two of the Aljahabiyya attempted to travel to an al-Qaida training camp
in Somalia to join the fighting against the Christian "heretics" as well
as against the US, but were barred from entering Somalia at the Kenyan
border.Yaakov Katz and Yaakov Lappin contributed to this report