Israel fears Islamic State threat to Jordan as group reveals 3rd execution

The flag of the Islamic State. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( Israeli Intelligence, International Relations and Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz warned Sunday that Jordan is at risk of invasion from the Islamic State.

"If Jordan is in real danger from extremist jihadis, and asks for Israel's help, Israel has a very clear interest in Jordan's continued existence and stability," Steinitz told Israel Radio.

An Israeli government official also said Saturday that Israel could launch an attack if the Islamic State invades Jordan.

"ISIS (also known as the Islamic State) entering Jordan is something that could change the situation as that may have direct security related consequences to Israel," the official said, Reuters reported.

On Saturday the Islamic State released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines. The group previously revealed videotaped executions of U.S. journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

Posted on September 14, 2014 .