Islamic State’s official media platform, Al-Furqan, released a statement on Sunday calling on its supporters in Israel to conduct further terror attacks, Israeli media reported on Monday.

The message, which was released by an ISIS spokesman, called the two recent terror attacks in Israel committed by Arab-Israeli ISIS supporters “inspirational,” reported Channel 12. The spokesman also called on ISIS sympathizers in Israel to arm themselves, according to the report.

The spokesman said Jerusalem could “only be liberated from the Jews through the return of the caliphate” and not through nationalist Palestinian armed organizations. “Those that have changing values in line with the interests of their Roman [Western] leaders” would also fail to “liberate” Jerusalem, he said, in an apparent reference to the Palestinian Authority and Arab countries.

The spokesman said ISIS terrorists in Israel “fought and were killed for the sake of Allah and religion,” and criticized the terrorists belonging to Fatah and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, who he said fight for “land and homeland.”


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