Published On: Tue, Sep 1st, 2015

Jewish Israeli Man Attempted to Join ISIS   

Turkish officials helped return the 21-year-old man, the Foreign Ministry announced Tuesday

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isis fightersThe Israeli Foreign Ministry and Interpol Israel apparently succeeded in stopping an Israeli from joining ISIS, after his family informed authorities of the situation. The man, aged 21, was arrested with the assistance of the Turkish government.

On Thursday, the man’s family contacted the Foreign Ministry and said that he had flown to Crete in order to reach Syria. Based on e-mail messages from the man, the family had reason to believe that he intended to join ISIS forces in Syria.

Despite his age, the man’s family were registered as his legal guardians, raising the possibility he may not be mentally stable.

The man flew from Crete to Izmir in Turkey, and from there to Adana. He then continued by road to Iskenderun, a city near the Syrian border.

Read the full story at ARUTZ 7, by Nitsan Keidar

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