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Hebrew-speaking ISIS terrorist, possibly an Israeli Arab "defector."

An Israeli Arab citizen who completed service in the IDF Givati Brigade has traveled to Syria and joined Da’esh, the ISIS terror organization, Israeli security officials confirmed Sunday.

The report was first made public by the Hebrew-language Walla! news site. The man, a resident of a village in northern Israel, was not named and there was no information on when he left for Syria.

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He was discharged from the IDF in January 2014 and was not in contact with his family, according to the report, which added that he was Muslim.

Israeli officials confirmed to Reuters, “We are familiar with this case,” but gave no details.

Dozens of Israeli Arab citizens have traveled illegally to join the terrorist group. In October, Da’esh released two videos in which self-identified members narrated in Hebrew with Arabic accents, threatening to attack Israel.

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Hana Levi Julian is a Middle East news analyst with a degree in Mass Communication and Journalism from Southern Connecticut State University. A past columnist with The Jewish Press and senior editor at Arutz 7, Ms. Julian has written for Babble.com, Chabad.org and other media outlets, in addition to her years working in broadcast journalism.
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