“The findings of the investigation indicated that between the years 2014 – 2015 Yusuf’s religious convictions have become stronger, as did his support for the Islamic state.”
What a coincidence! Surely Pope Francis and H.R. McMaster are on their way to Israel now to explain to Hassan Khaled Taher Shih Yusuf how he is misunderstanding his Religion of Peace. Oh no, wait, he wanted to kill Israelis — that’s not something likely to be high on their list of things to oppose.
“Israeli Arab Indicted for ISIS Affiliation, Planning Attacks,” by David Israel, Jewish Press, January 14, 2018:
The Shin Bet spokesperson on Sunday morning announced that a joint operation of the Shin Bet and the Israel Police has led to the arrest this month of Hassan Khaled Taher Shih Yusuf, 27, a resident of Tayibe—an Israeli-Arab city 7.5 miles east of Kfar Saba, on suspicion of supporting the terrorist organization Islamic State and intentions to carry out an attack inspired by said organization.
He is being indicted on Sunday by the Central District Prosecutor’s Office.
The findings of the investigation indicated that between the years 2014 – 2015 Yusuf’s religious convictions have become stronger, as did his support for the Islamic state. He began to follow content online that included preparing explosives (a religious must), tried to get an associated to buy him an illegal M16 rifle, and checked out ways to join ISIS in Syria.
During the summer of 2017, at the time of the Arab protests against placing metal detectors at the entrance to the Temple Mount, Yusuf tried to persuade associates to join him in carrying out attacks in various forms, including a shooting attack in Jerusalem, a car bomb attack in front of the police station in his home town of Tayibe, and a stabbing attack….