Police announced Sunday that they have arrested a Palestinian man on suspicion of supporting ISIS. The man, in his 40s, lived most of his life in the Shuafat refugee camp in Yerushalayim but recently moved to Chevron. In a media release, police said the man admitted to the charges under interrogation. He is expected to appear before a military court tomorrow.
The statement said the investigation of the individual began several months ago when police became aware of posts on the suspect’s Facebook page expressing open support for the Islamic State and its activities. The page included video clips supporting the terror group, including the murder of ISIS opponents.
“Tracking suspects in the cyber realm, making arrests, conducting interrogations and bringing them to justice is an additional tool in the way police are fighting incitement to violence and terror, both in general and specifically in Yerushalayim. The fact that the suspect lived until a short time ago on the outskirts of Yerushalayim shows how great the danger is.
“The main threat emanating from posts like this is the fact that some people will watch and be influenced by them to take action that could result in harming people,” the statement said.