The Shin Bet’s investigation revealed that the suspects were inspired by ISIS content to which they were exposed online, which led to “a deep identification” on their part with the terrorist organization’s ideas. At some point, they decided to carry out attacks in ISIS’ name.

The BBC's Abdel Bari Atwan defended the murderer of three civilians in Tel Aviv attack earlier this year, promotes antisemitic conspiracies, and expressed sympathy for Salman Rushdie’s attacker.