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Two Palestinian citizens of Israel arrested for Islamic State support

Islamic State propaganda was found on their devices [SOPA images]

Date of publication: 23 August, 2019

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Two Palestinian citizens of Israel were arrested for allegedly supporting the Islamic State group.

Two Palestinian citizens of Israel were charged Thursday over their alleged support for the Islamic State group, including downloading guides to prepare militant attacks, Israel's domestic security agency said.

Amin Yasin, a 22-year-old studying medicine in Slovakia, and Ali Armush, 28, were arrested in July, the Shin Bet security agency said.

The two men from Tamra, a town in northern Israel, are accused of being "active in advancing... the ideology of the Islamic State" group.

"The suspects downloaded to their computers data and information that had Islamic State material, materials showing ways of preparing weapons and devices to be used in militant attacks.

"This was done to prepare for terror attacks," Shin Bet said.

Yasin and Armush appeared in court Thursday in the coastal city of Haifa, where they were charged over their alleged involvement with IS.

Shin Bet did not detail the charges or say when the suspects' trial would begin.

Around a dozen Palestinian citizens of Israel are fighting for IS in Syria and Iraq, the security service said.

Palestinian citizens of Israel make up around 17.5 percent of Israel's population of nine million and often face discrimination.

Agencies contributed to this report.

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