The official, who has close ties to intelligence services, also says authorities are investigating whether the man has links to the family of the Islamic extremist who attacked a Jewish school and paratroopers in southern France in 2012.
The man, identified as Mohammed Said Ismail Musallam, was accused by IS of working for Israel’s Mossad foreign intelligence service. His family denies the accusation.
ABC’s Tom Rivers joined Your Wake Up Call Thursday morning to discuss.
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