In the new ISIS video published Sunday which features the terrorists that carried out the Paris attacks, the group included a direct threat against Israel, vowing to “liberate Palestine.”
The video published on Sunday by the media center of Islamic State claimed to show images and last statements of nine of the people who took part in the Paris attacks that killed 130 people on November 13.
The video, released in French, English and Arabic and titled: "Kill them wherever you find them," shows some of the attackers wearing camouflage fatigues in a desert location, before the time of the Paris attacks.
"These are the last messages of the nine lions of the caliphate that were mobilized from their lairs to make a whole country, France, get down on its knees," a narrator in the video says.
In the beginning of the video, the mastermind of the Paris attacks, Abu Umar al-Baljiki, is seen recording his last message to the West. Al-Baljiki threatens Westerners, "We will not stop killing you, wherever you will be – whether on a tour or on business travel, or while you are sleeping at your home."
Al-Baljiki also warns Western governments: "If you dispatch Hunter aircrafts to strike Muslims, know that the Islamic State will send you hunters thirsty for apostates' blood." These hunters, according to Al-Baljiki, “will be those who will liberate Palestine.”
All nine ISIS fighters who participate in the video declare that they were sent by ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, to carry out the Paris attacks. This is exceptional because the lone wolf attacks the West has recently witnessed, such as the Hyper Cacher attack in January 2015 in Paris, were not directed by al-Baghdadi himself, but by ISIS foreign fighters in Syria and Iraq.
The video ends with the sentence: "Whoever stands in the ranks of Kufr [the apostates] will be the target for our swords and will fall in humiliation," while images of London, the British parliament and British Prime Minister David Cameroon are presented in the background. Reuters contributed to this report.
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