Negev Bedouin women charged with joining ISIS

Shabak reveals that two 19-year-old Bedouin women from the Negev contacted ISIS, planned to carry out terror attack.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

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Shabak (Israel Security Agency) and Israel Police have publicized the arrests of two Bedouin young women during the month of December.

Rahma al-Assad and Tasnin al-Assad, both 19, are Israeli citizens, residents of the Negev Bedouin town of Lakiya. They were arrested on suspicion of forbidden ties with terrorists identified with ISIS.

During the interrogation, the two admitted to planning to carry out a terror attack against Jews from within Israel, and examined the various options available to them. In addition, they connected with ISIS terrorists abroad, and received instruction on how to prepare for the attack.

The interrogation also revealed that Rahma and Tasnin planned to travel abroad themselves, in order to join the fighting. They also publicized material praising ISIS, as well as material inciting to terror attacks against Jews.

Their arrest is expected to be extended and an indictment filed on Monday at the Be'er Sheva District Court.