'ISIS-inspired terror plot sought to target Israel's embassy in Berlin'
BERLIN - The public prosecutor in Berlin charged two men, both of whom are believed to have been animated by Islamic State, with planning an attack on Israel’s embassy
or another Israeli institution between December 2014 and July 2015, Tobiah Kaehni a spokesman for Berlin's Criminal Court told The Jerusalem Post on Wednesday.
Both men are Berlin-born but of Palestinian background.
The prosecution in Berlin opened its case on Tuesday against Mohamed El-N and Ali El-I., both of whom are 21-years-old. The men are charged with “planning
a massive act of violence.”
Islamic State was a model for Ali El-I, according to Kaehni. He added that both men were inspired by internet stories [about IS]. The men did not have contact
with the Middle East or contact to Salafist circles in Berlin.
Kaehni said the men assembled the explosives for fun.
Ali El-I approved of Islamic State terror attacks and was fascinated by Islamic State’s terrorism attack in Tunisia in June at a resort hotel. The authorities
uncovered Islamic State propaganda on Ali EL-I's mobile telephone. According to the state prosecutor, Al EL-I was determined to detonate explosives targeting Israel’s embassy or another
In an email to the Post on Wednesday, the Israeli embassy wrote: “We fully trust in the local authorities to deal with any legal and security