ISIS in Sinai threatens Jews, Israel and Rome in new video

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.

August 3, 2016 13:50
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Islamic State-affiliated Sinai Province fighters in the Sinai Peninsula. (photo credit: WIKIMEDIA COMMONS/ARAB MEDIA)


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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.

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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.

The narrator was also heard claiming that Egypt's military, which has for over two years been combating Islamic insurgents in the unruly Sinai region, has failed to protect Israel.

Jews started defending themselves by "strictly protecting [the border], recruiting agents, and [launching] airstrikes," he added.


The video ends with footage of terrorists from the group executing two Egyptian military personnel, whom ISIS claimed to have abducted in a raid on a checkpoint in the Northern Sinai city of Arish.

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