Arab-Israeli Man Charged With Fighting With Islamic State

An Arab-Israeli man was arrested and charged with fighting with the Islamic State.

Maharan Yussuf Khaladi of Nazareth was charged Sunday in Nazareth District Court with joining ISIS and fighting with the terror group in Iraq and Syria, the Shin Bet security service announced.

The charges include membership and activity in an illegal association, contacting a foreign agent, military training, travel abroad illegally and the prohibition of terrorist property transaction.

Khaladi, born in 1995, confessed to fighting for ISIS, the Shin Bet said.

He was arrested three weeks ago at Ben Gurion International Airport upon returning from Turkey, where he had traveled from Iraq.

According to the Shin Bet, Khaladi fought in five battles in Fallujah in Iraq and then was seriously wounded. He was treated in an ISIS hospital in Fallujah and then sent to Syria, where he was able to see his family.

Author

Your Comments

The Forward welcomes reader comments in order to promote thoughtful discussion on issues of importance to the Jewish community. All readers can browse the comments, and all Forward subscribers can add to the conversation. In the interest of maintaining a civil forum, The Forward requires that all commenters be appropriately respectful toward our writers, other commenters and the subjects of the articles. Vigorous debate and reasoned critique are welcome; name-calling and personal invective are not and will be deleted. Egregious commenters or repeat offenders will be banned from commenting. While we generally do not seek to edit or actively moderate comments, our spam filter prevents most links and certain key words from being posted and the Forward reserves the right to remove comments for any reason.

Recommend this article

Arab-Israeli Man Charged With Fighting With Islamic State

Thank you!

This article has been sent!

Close