ISIS Backs Palestinian Terror Campaign

Islamic State becomes latest global terrorist group to praise attacks against Israelis, call for more.

Ari Soffer ,

Screenshot from ISIS video encouraging Palestinian terror
Screenshot from ISIS video encouraging Palestinian terror

ISIS has become the latest Islamist terrorist group to praise the current terrorist campaign being waged by Palestinians against Israelis.

The jihadist group has released nearly a dozen videos, some of which are being promoted in Arabic on social media under the hastag #BeheadtheJew, praising attacks against Jewish Israelis and calling for more.

One particular video is entitled: "Message to the Mujahideen in Jerusalem, Behead the Jews."

Apart from encouraging more knife attacks against innocent Jews, some of the videos also attack Hamas and Fatah for not being extreme enough - despite both having encouraged and praised such attacks themselves.

In one video, a young jihadi can be heard vowing that ISIS would one say "overthrow" Hamas in Gaza.

Many of the videos - seen by Arutz Sheva - feature footage of the Temple Mount, interspersed with calls for Muslims to "liberate Al Aqsa" and "wage jihad against the Jews."

They also feature graphic footage of terrorist attacks against Israelis set to jihadist war songs, many of which were caught on CCTV cameras.

ISIS's endorsement of Palestinian terrorism - which recently has focused particularly on stabbing attacks - follows similar statements by Al Qaeda and Hezbollah.