Report: Growing numbers of Arab-Israelis joining ISIS


(JTA) — The Islamic State terrorist group reportedly is gaining in popularity among Arab citizens of Israel.

Thirty-four Arab-Israelis have been indicted for offenses tied to activities in support of ISIS, according to a television program aired Thursday on Israel’s Channel 10 and covered by the Times of Israel. The report said ISIS has 100 activists in Israel and is pushing them to launch a major terrorist attack there.

It also said 40 Arab-Israelis have left the country and traveled through Turkey in order to join ISIS forces in Iraq and Syria, and 10 Palestinians are “missing” from Palestinian Authority areas and are believed to have joined up with ISIS.

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