Three Israeli Arabs Indicted for IS-Inspired Acts

An Islamic State flag is seen in this picture illustration taken February 18, 2016. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo
An Islamic State flag. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo)

The Shin Bet security agency said Thursday it has indicted three Israeli Arabs for acts inspired by the Islamic State terror group, including attempting to set fire to a sports stadium, smuggle weapons from the PA and cross into Syria to join the terror group.

According to the indictment presented by attorney Roy Rice, the three swore allegiance to IS and its leader, Abu Bakr Al-Bagdadi, between May and September of 2016.

The Central District State Prosecutor presented three indictments  at the Central District court against three Taibe residents, Amir Jabbara (20) Muhammed Nashef (32) and Ibrahim Sheikh Yussuf (26).

The three are accused of being members of a terrorist group, as well as plotting to commit a crime against society with hostile motives, aggravated arson and other crimes.

Both before they swore allegiance and afterwards, they acted under the influence of the extreme religious ideologies of IS and were therefore charged with membership in a terrorist group.

The indictment says the suspects began digging a tunnel to reach the Shomron to smuggle weapons into Israel and battle “infidels.”

The security agency says one of the suspects built a hang glider to try to fly to neighboring Syria.