East Jerusalem man accused of trying to join ISIS

An East Jerusalem man is set to be charged with attempting to join the Islamic State terror group in hopes of carrying out an attack, police and the Shin Bet say in a joint statement.

The suspect, 22, was arrested at his home in the Palestinian neighborhood of Sawahera in May 6, and has been ordered to remain in custody until June 2 at the earliest.

According to law enforcement, during interrogation, “it emerged that the suspect supports ISIS [and] recently tried to join the terror group’s ranks.” Authorities say the suspect was in contact with ISIS representatives abroad, traveled to Turkey and Africa, and hoped to receive training and guidance on carrying out an attack.

An indictment is set to be filed in the coming days, the statement says.

Most Popular