Dr. Ephraim Herrera, an expert on Islam, sees the Islamic response to the recent anti-Israel resolution in the UN Security Council as part of their new war against Israel.
"Fatah, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad all see the Security Council resolution condemning Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria as a historic achievement. The Security Council is now on record that Israeli control of all areas beyond the 1949 armistice line is invalid," said Herrera in an interview with Arutz Sheva.
He said, "This is a further step for the Palestinian Arabs in their new war. The Muslim world realized that classical war against Israel has been a failure. The present war is a war over world consciousness and is being waged diplomatically, economically, politically, and legally in order to cause the collapse of the state of Israel".
He noted that "Abbas said a long time ago that he would never recognize the State of Israel as a Jewish state - and is demanding the return of millions of refugees to Israel. The process of arousing international pressure to the point that not a single country defended the right of the State of Israel to even part of Judea and Samaria, is for them a primary way of pursuing their goal. They’re now calling for using this resolution as leverage to help reach their final goal."