Israel indicts Arab Israelis for Islamic State-inspired acts

JERUSALEM (AP) " Israel's Shin Bet security agency says it has indicted three Arab Israelis for acts inspired by the Islamic State group, including attempting to set fire to a soccer stadium, smuggle weapons from the West Bank and cross into Syria to join the militant group.

Shin Bet says the suspects planned the arson attack on a stadium in their Arab Israeli village to prevent a singer from performing there on a Muslim holiday, which they viewed as a sacrilegious act.

It says the suspects began digging a tunnel to reach the West Bank to smuggle weapons into Israel and battle "infidels."

The security agency says one of the suspects, aged 26, built a hang glider to try to fly to neighboring Syria.

Shin Bet says the suspects were indicted on Thursday.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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