Tag Archive for Islamic State

Israel not engaging Egyptian warplanes flying through Israeli airspace


Egyptian Air Force fighter-bombers en route to strike at Islamic State targets in the Sinai, make unprecedented use of Israeli airspace, likely with permission from Jerusalem.

By Yoav Zitun


Egyptian Air Force planes have in recent months crossed into Israeli airspaces part of Egypt’s military campaign against the local Sinai affiliate of the Islamic State terror group, Ynet learned on Tuesday.

Egyptian military planes over the Suez area – Archive photo: Reuters

The unprecedented flights, apparently conducted in coordination with the IDF, were conducted mostly in the triangular border area between Israeli territory, Egyptian land, and the southern Gaza Strip.
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Islamic State Supports Palestinian Terrorists Suggesting: Cut off Jews’ heads


New Islamic State video tells Palestinians that the Jihadis will soon arrive in Jerusalem to “help our Palestinian brothers slaughter the Jews.”

By Daniel Siryoti & Israel Hayom Staff


The Islamic State group released a new video Sunday focusing on the wave of terrorism in Israel and tensions surrounding Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem and urging a more “aggressive jihad against the Jews.”

Islamic State urges a more “aggressive jihad against Jews” [Illustrative] – Photo: AP

“Fight the Jews any way you can. Terrorize them with explosive devices, tear them to shreds. Cut off the Jews’ heads,” an Islamic State operative asserts on the video. Continue Reading »

Jewish Canadian Rescues Christian Sex Slaves From Islamic State Bondage

CYCI fundraising page


view videoSteve Maman’s rescue teams have helped save 128 Christian & Yazidi women & girls in Iraq, saying: ‘What motivates me is being Jewish. Being part of a people who survived the Holocaust, we waited 6 years for people to help us.’

By Tzipi Shmilovitz


Canadian Jewish businessman Steve Maman has earned the nickname “the Jewish Schindler” after establishing an organization that saves Christian and Yazidi-Kurdish women and girls in Iraq who were kidnapped by the Islamic State.

The CYCI (Liberation of Christian and Yazidi Children of Iraq) is a secret project that has so far led to the release of 128 young women and girls from ISIS captivity.  Continue Reading »

Obama considers US Army retreat from Sinai as Islamic State becomes more active

Concerned about the safety of lightly armed US forces, the White House considers retreating (instead of securing their soldiers), allowing Islamic State-inspired groups in Egypt’s Sinai peninsula to become even more active.

Associated Press


The Obama administration is quietly reviewing the future of America’s three-decade deployment to Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula, fearful the lightly equipped peacekeepers could be targets of escalating Islamic State-inspired violence.

Islamic State weapons in Sinai found by Egypt

Options range from beefing up their protection or even pulling them out altogether, officials told The Associated Press.

The American forces have helped marshal peace in the peninsula since Egypt’s 1979 historic peace treaty with Israel. Continue Reading »

Faced with possible defeat by Islamic State, Nasrallah inducts Christians to fight in Hezbollah

Shiite terror group forges unlikely alliance with Lebanon’s Christians integrating ‘dozens’ of  into its military wing to fight in Syria.

By i24news


Faced with the threat posed by the Islamic State, Lebanon-based Shiite terror group Hezbollah has forged an unlikely alliance with the country’s Christian contingent and is training Christian fighters, according to reports in Arabic media.

One of Hezbollah’s enemies: Mujahideen members of al-Qaida’s‏ Nusra Front – Photo: REUTERS/file

Christians are among Middle East minorities at risk from rising unrest across the region, and from extremist groups such as the Islamic State, which has violently carved out a large area of control in Iraq and Syria. Continue Reading »

Islamic State supporters in Gaza give Hamas 72-hour ultimatum

By i24news


A group calling themselves “Supporters of the Islamic State in Beit al-Maqdis” in the Gaza Strip issued Monday a 72 hour ultimatum to Hamas to release their prisoners or face “dire consequences.”

Adnan Khader Mayat, Gaza strip Sheikh accused of being linked to Islamic State militants by Hamas

“Hamas and its security forces have 72 hours from the release of this statement to free all Salafist (jihadist) prisoners,” said the statement, adding that “all options are available” to free those prisoners and that “our soldiers are ready to act against chosen targets at the end of this ultimatum.”

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Islamic State sends “A letter to France”: ‘Now the real war begins’

In new video entitled “A letter to France”, Islamic jihadists declare: “The fighters of Islamic State are deployed everywhere and now the real war begins.”

By Erez Linn, News Agencies & Israel Hayom Staff


France is still in the crosshairs of the Islamic State: In a new video titled “A letter to France” the radical Islamist group warns it has an expansive network of operatives inside Europe working diligently to carry out more terrorist attacks, similar to those perpetrated in Paris in January.
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Hell on Earth: A Punishment Totally Devoid of Ethical Limitations

Based on a deductive legal principle of Sharia law, & documented in early Islamic sources, the burning alive of a human being is a well known method of eliminating enemies.

Dr. Mordechai Kedar


Islamic State publicized a horrifying twenty minute video this week, the high point of which was the execution of a Jordanian pilot, Maaz al-Kassasbeh, by burning him alive. The film attempts to justify the punishment by describing Jordan’s part in the war against ISIS, using photos of ISIS dead, including women, children, men and mainly those burned to death.

Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh – Screenshot from Islamic State insurgents video

The rest of the film has the pilot describing the involvement of the air forces of Jordan, United Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Morocco and United States and notes that American planes take off from Turkish bases. Continue Reading »

Islamic State Commandeers Egyptian Warship, Planned to Attack Israeli Ship


Arab media reports: Islamic State took control of Egyptian missile boat near Suez, injuring 5 & 8 Egyptian sailors missing.



An investigation in Egypt is underway into a November 14 incident during which Islamic State members successfully hijacked an Egyptian missile boat.

Warship with the flag of the Egyptian Navy. - Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

Warship with the flag of the Egyptian Navy. – Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons

According to Arab media reports Monday, the assailants planned to then attack and hijack an Israeli ship to use as leverage for the release of Palestinian prisoners.

The incident reportedly took place in the heart of the Mediterranean Sea, by the Suez canal.

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Islamic State Pulls Lebanon Into War as it Intensifies Attacks on Hezbollah

With attacks launched from the Syrian border, Hezbollah faces near daily military engagements by Nusra Front & Islamic State, while ongoing jihadi recruitment in northern Lebanon’s impoverished Sunni areas, is on the rise.

By the Associated Press



BEIRUT – With all eyes on the Islamic State group’s onslaught in Iraq and Syria, a less conspicuous but potentially just as explosive front line with the extremists is emerging in Lebanon, where Lebanese soldiers and Shiite Hezbollah guerrillas are increasingly pulled into deadly fighting with the Sunni militants along the country’s border with Syria.

Gunmen drive away with about a dozen men, two in camouflage police uniforms, in Arsal (Photo: AP)

Gunmen drive away with about a dozen men, two in camouflage police uniforms, in Arsal – Photo: AP

The US has been speeding up delivery of small ammunition to shore up Lebanon’s army, but recent cross-border attacks and beheading of Lebanese soldiers by Islamic State fighters – and the defection of four others to the extremists – has sent shockwaves across this Mediterranean country, eliciting fear of a potential slide into the kind of militant, sectarian violence afflicting both Syria and Iraq, and increasingly prompting minorities to take up arms. Continue Reading »

Israeli Physician joined Islamic State, Killed in Combat

Dr. Othman Abdel-Kian, a resident at the Barzilai Medical Center, was killed in fighting according to Arab media sources.


A doctor who worked as an intern at Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon joined the Islamic State, the hospital confirmed on Sunday.

ISIS fighters in Raqqa, Syria.

Fighters from the Islamic State marching in Raqqa, Syria, January 2014. – Photo: AP

Arab media outlets reported that the doctor, Othman Abdel-Kian, was killed while fighting with the terrorist group.

Abdel-Kian, said to be a 26-year-old resident from the Bedouin village of Hura, completed his medical studies in Jordan and passed the tests to receive a temporary medical license to practice in Israel.

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IsraAID in Iraq Delivering Emergency Relief to Kurds

Tikon Olam: As winter misery intensifies, an Israeli Aid Agency is providing desperately-needed supplies to refugees (mostly Kurds) from ISIS’s onslaught, including baby milk & warm blankets.

By Ari Soffer


Israeli humanitarian workers have joined the effort to provide desperately-needed supplies to displaced victims of the brutal Islamic State terrorist group in northern Iraq and Syria.

IsraAID supplied beds, blankets, and food to over 1,000 families in the Kurdish city of Duhok, in northern Iraq. The Israeli aid agency worked with Canadian ONEXONE to deliver a convoy to a 14,000-strong refugee camp carrying 2,000 blankets and mattresses, as well as enough powdered milk for all the 1,015 babies under one year of age. Continue Reading »

3 Israeli Arabs reportedly entered Syria to join Islamic jihad

According to a report in a local Nazareth magazine, the families of the three men tried to have them arrested before they crossed the Turkish-Syrian border.

Four residents of Yafia, a town near Nazareth, left Israel for Turkey during Eid al-Adha earlier this month with the intent of enlisting with the rebel groups in Syria, or with the Islamic State, according to a report in a local Nazareth paper.

ISIS fighters in Raqqa, Syria.

Fighters from the Islamic State marching in Raqqa, Syria, January 2014. – Photo: AP

One of the four dropped out en route and returned home, where he told the families of the other three that they were planning to travel to Syria.

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Murdered Jewish US Journalist Was An Israeli

Beheaded Jewish journalist had made aliyah, risked his life by fasting on Yom Kippur & prayed facing Jerusalem in captivity.

By Shimon Cohen


American journalist Steven Sotloff, who was brutally beheaded by the Islamic State terrorist group, took great risks to keep his Jewish faith in captivity, a former fellow-captive of the murdered journalist told Yediot Aharonoth.

Steven Sotloff seen before his execution

Steven Sotloff seen before his execution – Screenshot

However, it turns out that Sotloff was in fact Israeli.

A media gag order on the issue was released on Wednesday, allowing publication of the fact that Sotloff made aliyah (immigration) to Israel in 2005 by himself, and studied at the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya.

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