Dozens of Islamic State flags found in Upper Nazareth

Municipal workers discover some 25 flags in northern Israeli city; no arrests reported.

Islamic State flags found in Nazareth Illit.‏ (photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)
Islamic State flags found in Nazareth Illit.‏
(photo credit: ISRAEL POLICE)
City workers in Upper Nazareth on Tuesday found some 25 Islamic State flags stashed in the local industrial zone, Northern District Police reported on Tuesday.
A picture posted by police Tuesday shows a mound of small black flags with plastic mountings, meant to be affixed to car windows. The flags appear to bear the seal of the Islamic State, the extremist terrorist group wreaking havoc in Iraq and the Levant.
The flags were found stashed in some bushes along the side of the road in the city’s industrial district. District Police said so far they don’t know who placed them there or what they were to be used for, and that they have closed off the area and opened an investigation.
Nazareth found on Tuesday some 25 Islamic State flags in the city’s industrial zone.
Last week, police detained for questioning a 24-year-old teacher from Kafr Kari on suspicion of association with a terrorist organization after a search of his home resulted in the seizure of computers, electronic devices, an Islamic State flag and various readings on the subject of jihad.
Police said the suspect confessed to bringing the material back to Israel from Jordan, where he was studying.
Channel 2 reported on Tuesday that a 29-year-old Palestinian woman in Neve Tirtzah prison was placed in solitary confinement on Sunday and could face prosecution, after she reportedly praised the Islamic State during a conversation with other prisoners on Yom Kippur.
In September Israel officially banned the Islamic State and associating with anyone involved in the organization.
Since the Syrian uprising started in 2011, several Israeli Arabs have been arrested by the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) for traveling to Syria to join the battle against President Bashar Assad’s reign, and have been charged with associating with or assisting Islamist terrorist groups fighting the regime.