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FBI Detains Israeli Woman for Supporting Islamic State in US

WASHINGTON – The Federal Bureau of Investigation arrested on Wednesday an Israeli woman in Wisconsin in the United States on charges of supporting the Islamic State through her activities on social media, the Department of Justice reported.

Waheba Issa Dais, 45, appeared on Wednesday before a judge who charged her with the crimes.

According to the Department of Justice, Dais “used one of her pro-ISIS accounts to encourage an individual, whom she believed to be an ISIS supporter, to conduct an attack in the name of ISIS.”

“She provided detailed instructions on how to make Ricin and then suggested the individual introduce the Ricin to a government post or water reservoirs,” added the statement.

In another post, she suggested potential targets for bombing attacks, including street festivals and celebrations in the summer.

The Israeli citizen, who is also a US legal permanent resident residing in Cudahy, Wisconsin, “attempted to provide services, personnel, expert advice and assistance to ISIS, by promoting ISIS’s agenda, facilitating recruitment and maintaining a virtual library of instructions on how to make bombs, biological weapons, poisons and suicide vests to assist self-proclaimed ISIS members and supporters in their attack planning.”

If found guilty, she could face a maximum sentence of 20 years’ in jail and a fine of up to $250,000.

 

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