An Israeli Arab from Tayibe has been arrested for supporting Islamic State and reportedly planning to carry out terrorist attacks in its name.

Israel’s Shin Bet security agency announced that Hassan Khaled Taher Seikh Yousef, from the Arab city of Taibe, was inspired by the terror organisation to carry out a series of attacks in the summer of 2017, including a shooting attack in Jerusalem, a car bombing in Taibe and a stabbing attack.

The 26-year-old had reportedly been radicalised between 2014 and 2015, had viewed IS material on the internet and was considering going to Syria to fight.

In its statement, the Shin Bet said it “views Israelis who support the organisation of the Islamic state as a serious security threat”, while adding it will “continue to closely monitor the suspects and take the necessary enforcement measures in order to prevent the dissemination of the organisation’s doctrine in Israel, as well as the departure of Israelis to fight in the organisation.”