Islamic State militants claim to have arrested a 19-year old Arab-Israeli, who had allegedly joined ISIS to spy for Mossad. The radical militant group published an interview with the alleged Israeli spy in the latest issue of ISIS' English propaganda magazine -- Dabiq.
In the interview, alleged spy Muhammad Said Ismail Musallam tells his captors that he is 19 and from Jerusalem. He also informs them he was enlisted into the Mossad by a Jewish neighbour who worked as a police officer.
"He came to me one day and asked me to work with Israeli intelligence," says Musallam in the interview.
"I told him I would think about it, and then went and asked my father and brother what they thought. They encouraged me to do it and told me that it was a very good job. They told me there was a lot of money in it, and that you could advance to higher positions. I knew at that point that they themselves were working as spies," (sic) says Musallam, who is shown wearing an orange jumpsuit.
Mossad allegedly wanted the Palestinian Arab youth to reveal Islamic State's weapons and rockets cache and their locations, the ISIS propaganda magazine claimed.
He was also allegedly asked to pass on the locations of ISIS bases in Syria and the names of Palestinians who left the territory and went to fight alongside the Islamic State group.
The teenage militant, who reportedly had joined ISIS ranks in October 2014 was discovered by the Islamic State after 'he failed to fulfill orders given to him by his Amir'.
Musallam says in the interview in Dabiq that he was caught because he "began acting in a manner that was not typical of a muhajir despite the training (he) had received from the Mossad."
The alleged spy also says he failed to fulfill orders given to him by his Amir and then got worried that he would be monitored or punished. Out of fear, the young man called his father, who told his son to come home.
However, by then, the ISIS had arrested and jailed him.
Said Musallam, the father of the 19-year boy, told Haaretz that his son was not a spy, instead ISIS recruiters had contacted him on the internet and then had brainwashed him to join the militant group.
In his last conversation, Muhammad Musallam had told his father that he wanted to leave ISIS. Later the family was informed by another Arab Muslim that Muhammad was arrested by ISIS after he left the group and tried to flee to Turkey.