The pair allegedly planned to attack Israelis near the Al-Aqsa Mosque. AFP / THOMAS COEX
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Israeli prosecutors Thursday charged two 1948 Palestinians of sympathizing with Daesh (ISIS) and planning a gun attack at a contested Jerusalem holy site.When that fell through, they decided to carry out an attack against fellow Israelis near the flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound in occupied East Jerusalem using two pistols in Jabarin's possession, prosecutors alleged.They were inspired by a July 14 attack by three 1948 Palestinians armed with automatic rifles and a knife. The Shin Bet issued a statement expressing concern at the "severe security threat" posed by 1948 Palestinians who support Daesh and are in contact with it.It said it estimated that around 50 '48 Palestinians had traveled to Iraq or Syria to fight with Daesh.
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