Officials in Israel have announced the arrests of seven Arab Israelis accused of attacking Christians and Jews.
Monday's indictment said the men targeted non-Muslims as part of global jihad.
According to the Shin Bet security service, the men were radicalized over recent years through material on the Internet.
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Two of the men tried to join an al Qaeda-linked terrorist group and were caught attempting to travel to Somalia to fight U.S. forces there.
Three of the suspects are charged with killing a 54-year-old Jewish taxi driver in Nazareth.
Other charges include fire bombing a Christian business and stabbing two Christian men.