Father of Palestinian killed by Islamic State in Syria says son duped into joining militants

March 11, 2015 10:19 AM

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JERUSALEM – The father of a Palestinian youth killed by the Islamic State in Syria says his son was no Israeli spy but was tricked into joining the militants.

Said Musalam says IS lured his 19-year-old son Mohamed Said Ismail with promises of women, money and cars. He says Mohamed contacted the family from Syria, saying he wanted to come home.

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