Israeli convert to Islam joins ISIS

Security forces arrest northern resident for joining ISIS.

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It has been cleared for publication that security forces arrested last month Valentin Vladimir Mazalevsky , an Israeli citizen and resident of Shibli in northern Israel, married and father of 5.

Mazalevsky was arrested after intelligence information that he had tried to reach Syria in order to join ISIS.

According to security forces, Mazalevsky immigrated to Israel from Belarus in 1996 and converted to Islam in 2000 while serving in the IDF and after he met his wife, a resident of the northern Arab town of Shibli-Umm al-Ghanam.

The Shabak investigation showed Mazalevsky supported the ISIS and bought a one-way ticket to Turkey, intending to cross the border into Syria and join the ISIS terror groups active there.

The investigation also showed Mazalevsky actively participated in online ISIS-supporting groups. On these groups, he wrote about his intention to travel to Syria and discussed who he would meet upon arrival.

Today, the northern district prosecution submitted to the Nazareth district court an indictment against Mazalevsky .