Of all the places the Islamic State (ISIS) has spread, one of the most concerning is the Sinai Peninsula, so close to Israel. Now, The Jerusalem Post reports on the Sinai branch of the terror group's latest threat - a promise to directly target the Jewish state and Jewish people:
Islamic State-linked terrorists in the Sinai Peninsula apparently released a new video this week that includes threats against Israel and Jews among its belligerent messages.
The video released Monday shows jihadis from the group known as Islamic State in Sinai, or Wilayat Sayna, vowing to target Israel in the near future and conquer Rome.
While the video entitled "Desert Flame" mainly portrays footage of purported violence targeting Egyptian military targets, the narrator in the video invoked the memory of past attacks in the Sinai region as examples of attacks that will continue to target Westerners.
"This is only the beginning, and our meeting [will be] in Rome and Beit Al-Maqdis [Jerusalem]," the video's narrator was quoted as saying, according to a translation by the Middle East Research Institute (MEMRI).
"Oh Jews, wait for us. The punishment [we have prepared for you] is severe and soon you will pay a high price," threatens the narrator...