Two Bedouin-Israeli teenage girls charged with planning ISIS attack


Rahma al-Assad, left, and Tasnin al-Assad, right Picture credit: Shin Bet via the Times of Israel

Rahma Al-Assad and Tasnin Al-Assad, both 19-year-old residents of Lakiya in the Negev in southern Israel, were indicted on Monday in Southern District Court in Beersheba on charges of being in contact with Islamic State terrorists. The charges also including planning a deadly terror attack and joining an illegal organisation.

The young women contacted Islamic State terrorists abroad last year, the Israel Security Agency, or Shin Bet, said in a statement released on Monday. They were instructed to carry out smaller missions on behalf the Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ahead of a larger terror attack planned for New Year’s Eve, according to reports.

Among the missions was visiting the campus of Ben Gurion University in Beersheba to determine if they could bring in a suitcase full of explosives for a bomb attack. They also refused to carry out an attack at the central bus station ion Beersheba because of the large number of Arab-Israelis and Muslims who use it.

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Source: Jewish News

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