Scene of arrest (illustrative)
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A resident of Qalansawe and a resident of Jaffa are arrested on suspicion of attempting to join terror group in Syria.

A joint operation by Israel Police's Central Unit for the Center District and the Shin Bet resulted in the arrests of two Israeli Arabs, one a resident of Qalansawe and the other a resident of Jaffa, who are suspected of affiliation with a terror group in Syria.

The two are suspected of attempting to join the World Jihad terror organization and of planning to carry out terror activities in Israel and abroad, by joining the Syrian group's ranks.

An indictment will be filed against them on Tuesday.

The two were arrested and imprisoned approximately one month ago, by law enforcement authorities in Turkey, before they managed to implement their plans to move to Syria to join the fighting.

The arrest followed military trainings carried out on Turkish soil, which led to the pair's expulsion from the country and their arrest upon landing in Tel Aviv's Ben Gurion International Airport. Upon landing in Israel, they were taken for interrogation.