Security forces have arrested six Israeli Beduin men from the Negev town of Houra, four of whom work as school teachers, for allegedly supporting the Islamic State terrorist organization.
The Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) revealed Monday that the men were arrested over the past two months. They allegedly took part in secret meetings in which they discussed Islamic State doctrine, and spread the group’s propaganda among their family members and associates. Some of the suspects planned to join the ranks Islamic State in Syria.
Those who worked as teachers at schools in the Negev used their positions to spread Islamic State propaganda among students and teachers, according to the Shin Bet.
As part of the investigation, additional school personnel were investigated including a school principal on suspicion that he knew of his colleagues’ involvement with the Islamic State and failed to report the fact to authorities.
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