Islamic State video execution of ‘Israeli spy’


A video released by Islamic State (IS) appears to shows a child killing a teenager accused of being an “Israeli spy”.

The film, posted online by IS militants on Tuesday, apparently showed a young boy shooting dead Muhammad Musallam, a 19-year-old Israeli Arab from East Jerusalem.

The terror group accused Mr Musallam of falsely signing up as a jihadi to spy for Israel.

The video, published by Islamic State’s Furqan media outlet, was shared on Twitter accounts associated with the group.

It showed the teenager in a room wearing an orange jumpsuit, talking about how he had been recruited and trained by Mossad. He was filmed saying his father and elder brother had encouraged him to do it.

The video then showed Mr Musallam being taken to a field and then being shot in the middle of the head by a boy who looks as young as 11, described as one of the “cubs of the caliphate”. The child then fired shots into his body.

Israeli security officials said they were aware of the video but could not confirm its authenticity.

The teen’s father, Said Musallam, said that his son had gone missing while on a tourist trip to Turkey a month ago and denied he was a spy.

He told reporters he and his son’s mother Um Ahmad, had cried at their home in East Jerusalem when they were told about his death.

Mrs Ahmad told reporters: “A spy of 19? How is that possible? Why would he have gone there if he were a spy?”
Mr Musallam said his son had been captured by IS after trying to return home. He accused the militants of forcing his son to admit to being a spy before killing him just for show.

He said: “Mohammad was told by them to say about himself that he works for the Israelis. They took him as a victim, only to show the world, so the world would be afraid of them.”

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