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Family of slain Palestinian mourns, denies Islamic State's spy charge

Family of slain Palestinian mourns, denies Islamic State's spy charge

A month ago, the family of a young Palestinian man was horrified to discover his photo on the cover of Dabiq, the Islamic State magazine, with an interview inside purporting to detail his recruitment by Israel’s spy agency, Mossad. This week, the family’s worst fears were realized when an Islamic State video showed a child shooting Muhammad Musallam in the back of the head, killing him. As they mourned Wednesday at their home in East Jerusalem, family members denied that Musallam, who was 19 or 20, had any ties to Israeli intelligence and said he was lured to Syria by the extremist organization with false promises. “They promised him money, marriage and good...

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