IDF Officers: Islamic State Will Turn its Attention to Israel

Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
The Associated Press

The Times of Israel reports: The Islamic State terrorist organization has made it clear that Israel is its next target, high-ranking army officers told reporters in a briefing Tuesday.

The IS affiliate in the Sinai Peninsula, Wilayat Sinaa, has been fighting a bloody war with the Egyptian military, but the army believes that the terrorist group will eventually move against Israel.

The conflict with the jihadists is not going to necessarily happen “tomorrow or next year,” an IDF officer told The Times of Israel last month, but it will happen.

The head of the group Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in December issued an explicit threat against Israel, the first such indication that the Jewish state was on his agenda. In an audio recording released on social media, al-Baghdadi warned that his forces will “soon meet [the Jews] in Palestine,” Channel 2 television reported.

Read more at the Times of Israel