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Details emerge about Arab IDF soldier who joined ISIS

Soldier served in the IDF’s elite Givati Brigade, was estranged from his family over joining the army.

By Tova Dvorin


Family and neighbors have revealed new details about the Israeli Arab IDF soldier who joined Islamic State (ISIS) Sunday, including where he served and the background behind his disappearance.

The soldier, who had been scheduled to be released from regular army service in January 2014, left Israel for Turkey and from there continued to Syria, taking his dog tags from his IDF days with him.

Now, the soldier’s mother revealed to Walla! News that her son had been serving in the elite combat Givati Brigade – and that her son had been out of touch with his family for five years after a family feud. The feud apparently surrounded the soldier’s volunteering for the IDF, a move his father and uncle were against.

An uncle told the daily that the soldier


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