While heroically battling Hamas terrorists in Gaza, Israeli security forces have also been working tirelessly to disrupt ISIS terrorist cells festering within the country’s Arab communities.

On Tuesday, the Shin Bet revealed that it arrested a 17-year-old in the Arab village of Ara near Haifa. The suspect allegedly had been making extensive preparations to join ISIS’s jihadi campaign in Somalia, including raising funds, attempting to obtain a foreign passport, and communications with the terror group.

This is not the first time that Israel has thwarted ISIS inspired terror plots.

In May, four Arab Israelis who had sworn allegiance to ISIS were indicted for planning an attack on a Jerusalem police station. Just a few weeks earlier, four Arab ISIS supporters were arrested for plotting strikes against Israeli troops in Judea and Samaria. In January, the IDF stopped an ISIS cell from carrying out an attack near the Knesset.

While Hamas aligns with Iran’s apocalyptic Shiite radicals and ISIS leads a Sunni death cult, their mutual rejectionism of the Jewish homeland poses an intractable threat that Israel cannot passively tolerate.

ISIS’s grisly propaganda videos bear chilling similarities to Hamas’s own incendiary shrine to “martyrs” and Jewish bloodletting. It has been well documented how both terror groups exploit dehumanizing antisemitic bigotry to indoctrinate the next generation of deadly foot soldiers.

The world owes an eternal debt of gratitude to the brave Israeli soldiers maintaining a defense against ISIS and Hamas’ genocidal ambitions.

    Dezsi Russouw June 18, 2024 3:03 pm

    The kick them all out, send them Iran, Iraq or any other Arab country where their families originated from. Or putting it bluntly, jail them and throw away the keys

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