Israel-Turkey intel effort yields arrest of Israeli Arab ISIS suspect near Syria

An Israeli Arab was arrested at Ben Gurion airport on June 10 by the Israel Police and the Shin Bet domestic security service on suspicion of attempting to join Islamic State in Syria. Ibrahim Hassan Yousef Agbariyah, a 23-year-old resident of the city of Umm al-Fahm, had not only left a note for his family describing his plan to join the terrorist organization, but also informed other relatives and friends. He then flew to Turkey where the travelled to the city of Gaziantep close to the Syrian border. However, thanks to close cooperation between Israeli and Turkish intelligence services, Agbariyah was arrested before he could cross the border, questioned and flown back to Israel. The arrest of the suspect was disclosed when he was indicted on Wednesday by the Haifa district court.      

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