Israeli Arab Teacher Arrested With ISIS Propaganda

Teacher in Israeli Arab town near Haifa arrested after being caught with ISIS flags, jihad literature and computers he picked up in Jordan.

Ari Yashar ,

ISIS equipment in the teacher's home
ISIS equipment in the teacher's home
Police Spokesperson Unit

A 24-year-old Arab citizen of Israel, who works as a teacher in the town of Kafr Qara to the southeast of Haifa, was arrested on Monday over suspicions of identifying with the brutal terrorist organization Islamic State (aka ISIS).

A search in the teacher's home revealed computers and media accessories, black ISIS flags, as well as numerous papers and original literature on the topic of jihad holy war, indicating at least the foundations needed to conduct a propaganda campaign for the media-savvy terror group.

Under initial police investigation, the teacher admitted that he brought the various objects from Jordan where he acquired them during his studies; the investigation is being continued.

Jordan has claimed its borders are secure from the threat of ISIS, although experts have warned the country is at risk and ISIS has indeed directly threatened the Hashemite kingdom in the past.

The 24-year-old teacher is not the first Arab citizen of Israel supporting ISIS.

Last Tuesday a 23-year-old from the northern Israeli Arab city of Umm al-Fahm, not far from Kafr Qara in the Wadi Ara region of north-central Israel, became the first Israeli citizen to be convicted for joining ISIS in Syria, where he took part in the fighting.

ISIS terrorist have released a video showing how they took part in the recent Gaza terror war against Israel, and at least one former ISIS jihadist was killed in the Gaza fighting.

In response to the spreading reach of the jihadist organization threatening Israel, Arab citizens of Israel have shown ever-increasing support for ISIS, seen in such displays as flying ISIS flags and posting praise for the group on Facebook and other social media sites.