Islamic State Threat To Israel Becomes Real – New ISIS Branch Amasses Troops Near Israeli-Syrian Border
At the end of December, Western Journalism reported that ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi threatened to turn Israel into a graveyard for Jews, and that the IDF is preparing for a possible attack by Islamic State affiliate Wilayat Sinai in the south of Israel.
The Jihadi group in Sinai changed its name from Ansar Bait al Maqdis into Wilayat Sinai (Sinai Province) in December 2014, when the organization swore allegiance to Islamic State in Syria and Iraq.
Since then, the group has become more powerful and now possesses advanced weaponry. The group has also claimed responsibility for the downing of a Russian civilian airplane over northern Sinai at the beginning of November 2015. Islamic State in the Sinai Peninsula has become ISIS’ most effective branch in the Middle East, and the IDF believes that when Islamic State attacks Israel, Wilayat Sinai will be at the forefront of the assault.