A video published Sunday, apparently by the Islamic State terror group, threatened to wage war against the Jewish people.
Flanked by masked militants holding automatic machine guns, a man brandishing a knife can be seen saying that he and his jihadist comrades are “preparing for a major war [against Israel]… With God’s help, God willing.”
In a message directed to “all the Jews, grandchildren of monkeys and pigs,” the man, whose face is blurred, warns that the Islamic State plans to infiltrate Israel to carry out attacks.
“We are coming for you from all over the world to slaughter you,” he says.
A little over a week ago, the Islamic State addressed an Israeli audience for the first time ever in a Hebrew-language video, warning that “no Jew will be left [alive]” once its fighters conquer Jordan and arrive at Israel’s borders.
“This isn’t just talk. We will advance toward you from everywhere, from the north and the south, from Sinai, from everywhere,” says a masked man in green fatigues in fluent, if slightly Arabic- and French-accented Hebrew.
The first video has since been removed from YouTube.
The Hebrew clips come after the terror group released a series of videos in October glorifying the wave of deadly attacks against Israelis.
The videos, bearing such titles as “Project Behead the Jews” and “Message to the Mujahedin in Jerusalem,” were uploaded from sites under Islamic State control in Syria and northern Iraq. Some of the videos spread on social media and were accompanied by the hashtag #BeheadtheJew.
“I recommend that you take the path of Jihad, which God tells you to follow, I bless this jihad against the Jews. Strike fear in their hearts, they are the enemies of God,” a fighter says in one of the videos, according to a translation by the i24 news site.
“A victory is coming to the mujahedin of the Al-Aqsa [Mosque] from above, you are the ones who start but we will continue it,” another Islamic State member says, as he holds an automatic rifle.
Earlier that month, Israeli security forces arrested three people in northern Israel accused of plotting attacks for the Islamic State in August, according to the Shin Bet security service. A fourth man, who is currently serving a life sentence in prison, was also charged with joining the organization, Israeli officials said, while three others were charged with aiding the terror cell.
Though Israeli security forces have said that more than 40 Israeli citizens have traveled to Syria and Iraq to join IS, that terror cell was the first Islamic State affiliate discovered within Israel.
Ricky Ben-David and Adiv Sterman contributed to this report.