Israeli Arabs from Jerusalem, Ramla indicted for trying to join Islamic State

The Islamic State flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to Two Israeli Arab men—eastern Jerusalem resident Feras Sheritach and Ramla resident Hamis Adnan Hamis Salame—have been accused of traveling to Turkey with plans to join the Islamic State terror group.

The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office filed an indictment against Sheritach, 18, accusing him of flying to Turkey to cross from there into Syria and join the terrorist organization as a combatant or in a combat support role. Sheritach has been living in the U.S. in recent years.

Israel’s Central District Court will hold a hearing on Sept. 2 at the request of Salame’s attorney to discuss his case. Salame, 21, was arrested following a joint investigation by the Shin Bet security agency and the Israel Police’s central investigative unit. The court agreed to send Salame to the prison parole board to determine a potential alternative to detention while he awaits trial.

Posted on August 14, 2015 .