- Published on Sep 14, 2014
Senior Israeli Arab leader Muhammad Zidan, who works as the head of an umbrella organization representing Arab civil society and municipal politicians known as the High Follow-up Committee for Arab Citizens of Israel, has accused Israel and the US of secretly creating the so-called ‘Islamic State’ (IS) group to sow discord in the Arab world.
Speaking at an Islamic Movement in Israel gathering in Nazareth on Friday, Mr. Zidan said that “the Israeli Shin Bet and the US are the ones who invented IS in order to create new divisions in the Arab world and the region which will serve them,” the Times of Israel reported.
“The question asked here is: Who provides IS with weapons? Who stands behind them financially? The answer is clear: The US supports IS in order to ease its takeover of the region,” he said. –
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