An American man wanted in the U.S. on drugs charges had been arrested in Israel, charged with an alleged plot to attack Muslim holy sites, the Jerusalem Post reported Tuesday.
Adam Everett Livvix, 30, was arrested by Israeli police on Nov. 19 after entering the country illegally from Palestinian-controlled areas of the West Bank. Israel's Justice Ministry says Livvix is from Texas.
According to a copy of the indictment obtained by the newspaper, Livvix had recently "told his acquaintances in Israel about his negative opinions towards the Arab population in Israel and his desire to cause harm to Islamic holy sites in Israel."
He is said to have tried to pass himself off as a U.S. Navy SEAL while in Israel.
In October, Livvix allegedly conspired with his roommate, an Israeli Defense Force soldier who holds American citizenship, to acquire weapons, including three pounds of explosive bricks.
During his time in the West Bank, Livvix was also said to have been approached by a Palestinian operative who sought his help in assassinating President Barack Obama — an offer Livvix refused.
Israeli authorities have announced their investigation into Livvix is being carried out in conjunction the FBI.
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