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ISIS Bandwagons the Palestinian Wave of Terror

The below ISIS video seems an attempt by the organization to bandwagon the present Palestinian wave of terrorism in Jerusalem and the West Bank without any special effort.

For the moment, while ISIS is under combined but not coordinated attacks by the United States coalition, the Russian airforce stationed in Syria (randomly), the Kurds in notherrn Syria, Turkish airforce and Baghdad army supported by Shiia militas and Iranian forces. Israel is a very low priority for it.

However, the threat to attack Jews worldwide should be taken serioulsy, not because ISIS will send their operatives on special operations in Europe or elsewhere but because their propaganda can influence individuals to stage such attacks on their own. The vicious Palestinian Authority and Hamas propaganda of the last weeks, using the religious element of the threat to the al-Aqsa mosque, has also prepared the ground for such an event.

The attack at the Jewish Museum in Brussels on 24 May 2014, where Mehdi Nemmouche, a 29-year-old French national of Algerian origin, shot and killed four Jews, is such an example. Nemmouche spent over a year in Syria and had links with radical Islamists.

Another example is the 9 January 2015 siege at a kosher supermarket in Paris, in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo shooting two days earlier, in which the French citizen of Malian origin Amedy Coulibaly, who had pledged allegiance to ISIS, murdered four Jewish hostages. The police ended the siege by storming the store and killing Coulibaly.

It should be remembered that Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) organization (2004- 2006) and the forefather of today’s ISIS, proclaimed himself Emir of al-Sham (the Levant) and included Palestine under his “jurisdiction.”

On this backdrop, nine katyusha rockets were fired from Lebanon into Western Galilee in Israel on the night of December 27, 2005. Al-Qaida’s Committee in Mesopotamia (AQI) claimed responsibility for the rocket attack. On August 19, 2005 an al-Qaida grouplet calling itself the Abdallah Azzam Battalions fired three katyusha rockets from Aqaba, Jordan. One of the rockets landed near Eilat’s airport, while another narrowly missed an American ship in the Aqaba harbor and another hit a group of Jordanian soldiers. This attack was also attributed to Zarqawi’s AQI.

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