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Israel Arrests Alleged ISIS-Linked Militants in West Bank

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By: Reuters 

JERUSALEM, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Israeli forces have detained three Islamic State-inspired militants in the occupied West Bank, the first known Palestinian cell linked to the Syria- and Iraq-based insurgent group, the Shin Bet internal security service said on Sunday.

It said the three men, all in their early 20s and from Hebron, were arrested in November and told interrogators they planned to attack Israeli soldiers and a Jewish settler.

The Shin Bet statement described the three as "identifying with" Islamic State, but made no mention of them having left the West Bank to meet with members of the insurgent group.

 

A Shin Bet official said this was the first case Israel knew of in which Palestinians planned attacks in the name of Islamic State, whose bases in Syria and Iraq have drawn dozens of foreign volunteers, including Palestinians and Israeli Arabs.

Read More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/01/04/israel-isis-arrests_n_6412668.html

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