Islamic Jihad threatens to renew suicide bombings against Israelis

Palestinian terrorist group releases purported seminal warning video amid escalation in violence in Jerusalem, West Bank.

October 5, 2015 10:39
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Islamic Jihad threatens suicide attacks

Islamic Jihad threatens suicide attacks

Amid an upsurge of violence in Jerusalem and the West Bank that has raised concerns over a possible Third Intifada, Palestinian terrorist group Islamic Jihad on Sunday threatened to renew suicide bombing attacks against Israeli citizens and soldiers.

A chilling video released by the group's armed al-Quds Brigades entitled "Letter number 1," shows a member of the group purportedly preparing for a suicide bombing - the gruesome act which claimed the lives of hundred of Israelis during the Second Intifada.

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In the professionally edited footage, which made rounds on social media on Sunday, sweeping views of the flashpoint Temple Mount compound and clips of turmoil are interspersed with frames of a terrorist assembling an explosive belt.

The nearly minute-long video ends with the depicted terrorist, dressed in an IDF uniform with a large black backpack, approach a bus station and wait alongside Israeli soldiers as a bus approaches. The scene then fades out and the words "Al-Quds Brigades" and "Letter number 1" appear in bother Arabic and Hebrew, apparently as a seminal warning.

The video was released after Islamic Jihad claimed responsibility for the killing of an off-duty IDF soldier and rabbi in the Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday.

The Al-Quds Brigades labeled the attack as a "heroic attack."

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday announced a series of punitive measures aimed at deterring Palestinians from carrying out attacks similar to the spate of deadly assaults which killed four Israelis in the last week.

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