The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) and Israeli Police arrested two Arab-Israelis brothers from the town of Umm el-Fahm on suspicion of involvement with ISIS last month, according to the Shin Bet on Friday.
The two were identified as Mahmoud Abd al-Karim Qassem Jabarin and Na'im Abd al-Karim Qassem Jabarin.
On July 14, three Arab Israelis from Umm al-Fahm shot and fatally wounded two policemen near the ultra-sensitive Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Israeli-annexed east Jerusalem, before they were gunned down. On the roof of the brothers' home, a makeshift Carl Gustav rifle was discovered.
"The findings of the investigation, including a large number of photographs that were seized in their possession, reinforced suspicions that the two supported the ideas and ideology of".
The two are suspected of supporting the Islamic State ideologically, says the Shin Bet, and Mahmoud is suspected of being in contact with an ISIS member, who was originally from Umm al-Fahm, in order to join the fighting in Syria.
2 brothers accused of supporting ISIS
Mahmoud was charged at the Haifa District Court on Friday with the offences of being in contact with a foreign agent and "facilitating the offence of possession of weapons".
Before their arrest, the Shin Bet received information indicating that Muhamad planned to leave Israel in order to join ISIS in Syria.
"The Shin Bet views Israelis who support the Islamic State, and certainly those who maintain contacts with the organization's activists and who go out to fight in its ranks, as a serious security threat", it said in Friday's statement.
The Shin Bet added that the murderous terrorist group continues to lose power in Syria. "It should be noted that ISIS terrorists in the battlefields are exposed to continuous mortal danger while they deal with the harshest living conditions".
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