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July 1, 2015 11:55 am

Netanyahu Warns ISIS Threat Closing in on Northern and Southern Israeli Borders

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says ISIS threat is just beyond borders in Egypt, Syria. Photo: Screenshot.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the threat of ISIS is just beyond Israel’s borders in Egypt, Syria. Photo: Screenshot.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday warned that the Islamic State is “facing our borders” in Egypt, as Israel’s southern neighbor was reeling from deadly terror attacks against its security personnel in the Sinai peninsula that killed at least 20 on Wednesday.

“Terrorism is knocking at our borders,” said Netanyahu, following a visit to Hadassah Ein-Kerem Hospital, where he met two men wounded in a drive-by terrorist shooting in the West Bank that killed one Israeli and wounded three others on Tuesday. Both victims were undergoing surgery at the Jerusalem hospital.

“ISIS is not just opposite the Golan Heights,” he said. Recent reports have indicated that militants with links to the Islamic State have taken control of territory just a few miles from Israel’s border with the Syrian Golan.

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“At the moment it is also in Egypt, opposite Rafah, facing our borders and we are joined with Egypt and with many other countries in the Middle East and the world in the struggle against the extremist Islamic terrorism that is guided by two elements – Iran and the Shiite extremists, and ISIS and the Sunni extremists, as well as other factions such as Hamas,” said Netanyahu.

The Islamic State claimed responsibility on Wednesday for five simultaneous attacks against Egyptian security personnel in the restive Sinai peninsula, which abuts Israel’s southwestern border and comprises Egypt’s only territory in the Asian continent.

Groups linked to the Islamic State, such as Wilayat Sina, have carried out scores of grisly attacks against Egyptian security forces since the 2013 Egyptian-army’s ouster of President Mohamed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood leader who was elected in 2012. In April, an attack linked to the group killed 18 Egyptian security forces.

Egypt — which has the largest armed forces in Africa and the Middle East — has said it is working with allied Arab states to create a joint force to combat the Islamic State, whose terrorist activities have spread from its base to Iraq and Syria, recently striking targets in France, Tunisia and Kuwait, among other countries killing dozens.

Late last year, Israeli media uncovered what is said where Islamic State attempts to commandeer an Egyptian military ship and use it to strike Israeli targets.

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  • Wm. J. Levy

    Bibi,

    You know that ISIL or ISIS is not the JV team.

    They must be destroyed and all of their victories and successes is because Obama dropped the ball a year ago.

    Einstein warned Roosevelt about the Nazi A-bomb in 1939 and we didn’t start developing it until well into 1942. How many Jews could we have saved if he began the Manhattan Project Three years earlier?

  • Yale

    ISIS has two roots that must be addressed separately. The first is grounded in real political issues, the second in an ideology based on Islam.

    The real roots of ISIS can best be attacked by bringing the Assad regime to an end. That will significantly reduce the threat Sunni Muslims perceive as coming from Iranian-backed forces, whether Shi’a or otherwise. With a reduced Shi’ite threat, Sunnis should be more ready to consider the reality of ISIS-style governance and that should seriously reduce the flow of new recruits, facilitating its destruction. Obama has chosen to side with Assad so as to cozy up to Iran, and is thus assisting ISIS with recruitment.

    The ideological root must be attacked by pointing to fundamental inconsistencies between what they claim Islam teaches and what Islam actually requires. Without being able to claim that they are the authentic Muslims, their efforts at Dawa would fail. Getting this step done will require a rethinking of what Islam really requires as opposed to what various self-appointed authorities claim it requires.

  • SHANI BORNSTEIN

    NATANYAHU HAS EMBRACED SHIMON PERES,TZIPI LIVNI AND EHUD BARAK WHO ARE OBSESSED WITH DESTROYING JEWISH SETTLEMENTS AND ABANDONING SAMARIA AND JUDEA.
    THEY ALONG WITH HIS SILENCE AND COMPLICITY HAVE CAUSED THE DESTRUCTION OF THE SOUTH LEBANESE CHRISTIAN VILLAGES,THE CONTINUING RELEASE OF MURDEROUS ARAB TERRORISTS AND A TOTAL PARALYSIS IN DEALING WITH THE IRANIAN NUCLEAR THREAT .

  • Martin Katchen

    At least when ISIS comes into an area, (as it hs in Al Yarmouk refugee camp) the UN goes out. And the descendants of Palestinian refugees in those camps no longer have any more UN dole to live on and simply join ISIS’s ummah and finally get on with their lives. Frankly, the UN has always been a more threatening enemy for Israel than even ISIS is today. ISIS is in no position to call for international sanctions against Israel unless Israel commits slow suicide. The UN is. But if the UN loses it’s Palestinian clients it no longer will be.

  • david horowitz

    ISIS BY OTHER NAMES-PLO-HAMAS-THE GRAND MUFTI HAVE BEEN PREVALENT IN ISRAEL FOR ALL THE YEARS OF ISRAEL’S EXISTENCE AND PRIOR TO IT.YET NATANYAHU HAS BEEN BLIND TO IT. HE EMBRACED OSLO DESPITE MASSIVE VIOLATIONS INSTEAD OF NULLIFYING IT-HE WAS SILENT UNTIL DAYS BEFORE THE DESTRUCTION OF GUSH KATIF AND GAVE US NOTHING BUT SPEECHES REGARDING IRAN’S NUCLEAR THREAT WHEN HE HAD AMPLE OPPORTUNITY OVER A PERIOD OF 25 YEARS TO DEAL MILITARILY WITH IT.
    BY HIS ACTS OF TOTAL OMISSION HE HAS BEEN INDIRECTLY COMPLICIT IN THESE HORRORS THAT ISRAEL IS NOW CONFRONTED WITH!.

  • Cynthia

    Someone mentioned Prophecy, and how the words are manipulated to created the reason/answer for what is happening today. The book of Revelation is very clear on what is coming. Israel will be “trampled underfoot”, but the meaning of this is NOT what i have read in the comments so far. I pray that it doesn’t happen in winter for the sake of those who are pregnant or nursing because the road out to safety will be a very bitter and difficult one.
    I pray for Israel, and Mr. Netenyahu who is the best prime minister you all have ever had in these times. He will get the job done, but it will have a very hard and somber end. I pray that God hears all of our prayers for Israel, and that she is protected for a while….. 3 1/2 years will be very hard.

  • Netanyahu is 100% right the terrorist are getting too close and will need to be dealt with without delays.

  • snappir

    interesting how israel is planning to stop this tzunami ?
    Agent Orange or other similar stuff would be the most effective.

  • Islamic eschatology seems to be part of the mind-drug for these and other Islamic world-conquest enthusiasts (e.g al-Qaeda, present Iranian regime; sharia-zealots everywhere). In order to make the ‘prophecies’ fit, meanings of words are changed/stretched and disinformation is spread, so the ‘believer’ can go on believing that “Allah” (being biased on the side of the ‘believer’ and having mandated jihad, according to sharia) actively supports and enables the jihad, and will ensure victory and fulfilment of its aim of world-domination by sharia.

    A perhaps under-used form of combat available to non-Muslims is to declare robustly, in the faces of jihadis and their supporters, fallacies and stretch-to-make-fit actions concerning these ‘prophecies’, so to undermine confidence in them and the ‘Dutch courage’ based in them. For example, since when is “Rome” the USA? Christians might have been the major opposition in Muhammad’s day, but the West is not only Christian nowadays…surely a god worth its salt could have set out prophecies more accurately? Why the fauxtography claiming that two children born in India and Bolivia with cyclopia are one Israel-born Jewish ad-Dajjal? (http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/isis-use-picture-cyclops-baby-recruit-fighters-apocalyptic-battle-1465323) According to ‘prophecy’, the Jewish ad-Dajjal is supposed to march from a region that is now in Iran and Afghanistan with a force of about 70,000, mostly Jews…really?? What will they do when this Jewish bad boy (and his retinue) does not thence show up, claiming to be Allah and performing miracles; will jihadis and their supporters fake something else in order to go on ‘believing’? What will happen if the sun does not rise in the west between now and 2022? What about the differences in Sunni and Shia (not the ’60s singing duo) eschatology? It seems that even ‘believers’ may not believe the ‘prophecies’ as they actually are but can only manage to sustain belief with chicanery.

    Unfortunately, sharia-zealous styles of Islam do not promote spiritual honesty; in fact they would frighten the wits out of ‘believers’ daring to try; self-deceit is an effect of these cults. Maybe it can also be an Achilles heel.

    • Cynthia

      You have some interesting comment, however, you are blind to the truth. I hope that you wake up and see that Prophecy is very real and that you are in the middle of the beginning of the end for all of us. God will not be mocked, and he will destroy the wicked, and more that that he will “Purify” this earth, and you need to understand what it really means instead of the things you have been reading. Satan has a hold on a lot of minds, and is manipulating this dance in the middle east quite aptly. They believe they are doing the work of the Almighty, not realizing that they are really doing the work of Satan against Gods people. There will be a price for them to pay also, but in the end: even they will be given a first real chance to know the real God of the Bible. Even most professing Christians these days don’t know the real God of the Bible….in the end they will all know him – live his way – or be in the lake of fire with Satan and the man of Perdition. Times up people, wake up!

  • geoffrey gilbert

    The biggest mistake Begin made was giving Sinai to Egypt; it
    never belonged to them but was annexed by the colonial
    power gb in 1904 as nobody wanted it. If things get worse
    in Sinai Israel is in a difficult situation as it cannot
    rely on Egypt.Neither can it offer to help them. However
    if IS threatens in Syria and sinai Israel has a problem.

  • Mayven

    The world take heed…you either take decisive action TODAY…or bow your heads. The guillotine awaits you.

    Time waits for no one.

  • Alexander Rosenberg

    Islamic State will produce strange bedfellows in the Middle East.

  • SHmuel HaLevi

    Is he not a great reporter or what? Not much else though.
    Not that anyone here fail to see the hordes grouping all over. Netanyahu reports and points fingers. Ce tu.

  • As America has employed the black waters israel can also employ private armies in Sinai with the cooperation of Egypt. Many north eastern rebels in India do not have jobs and they are ready to do this sort of job. They are fit for these jobs also. Since they are christians they will support israel also.

    • Marco

      Nice thought but Israel doesn’t want nor do they need any foreign armies or worse, mercenaries to defend themselves. Shipments of certain types of equipment from the US will help get the job done. that’s for sure. Whether or not our boy president helps them is another story.
      If Isis attacks Israel, Isis can kiss their asses goodbye.

  • Let the Arabs know if ISIS gets to Israel’s borders it will be time to carpet bomb those areas, No-holds-barred.

    It is time to reverse all concessions and stop any appeasement to the Arabs, It has proven counter-productive and only decreased the security and safety of the population in Israel.
    Israel is in control of its own destiny, make that destiny for the Arabs and the world at large that NEVER AGAIN is not just a statement, there is action behind it. The time for procrastination is over. Israel must respond with full force, any attackers must be punished by death.

  • susan

    And what are we going to do about it? Hope you’ve got a better plan than Obama, who has let this plague continue unchecked.

  • Michael Fox

    Dictators rule the.Islamic Middle East. Because of this, nepotism flourishes. The heads of the security and military apparatus are cousins or uncles or friends of people who know people. The fact that these governments have been unable to infiltrate ISIS with spies is testament to just how inept these failed governments really are.

  • Valery

    Finally, Netanyahu spoke about the threat of “Islamic state.”

    • Marco

      We have a President that speaks a lot but does little. Netanyahu does not need to speak because when the time comes he will do plenty . Actions not words win wars. There is a reason that Isis has not attacked Israel directly ( so far ) The ranks may be barbaric fanatical losers but the Isis leadership is not stupid. That said if they crave 101 Unwashed Moslem Virgins in head to toe burkas
      ( ugh ) then Israel will oblige . It will not be tit for tat drone strikes. Isis will be annihilated. My money is on Bibi and the IDF.

  • ISIS unites the Middle East and will regret trying to surround the tech superpower Israel which has whatever they need to destroy the butchers and murderers. They will use it in ways ISIS cannot imagine and it will enlighten the beheaders with the reality of being hunted down like rabid animals. The party’s almost over and ISIS will become a bloody blot on history.

  • Oscar Shank

    Iran is not “guiding” ISIS. Iran is fighting ISIS. I guess Bibi didn’t get the news yet.

    • Marco

      Nope.. Bibi ” got it ” right. Perhaps you didn’t read the part where he said ” two elements and used the word And.. here it is again. “Islamic terrorism that is guided by two elements – Iran and the Shiite extremists, and ISIS and the Sunni extremists, as well as other factions such as Hamas,” said Netanyahu.

  • Israel will show America how to fight Evil destroy an enemy of humanity.

  • Mickey Oberman

    A massive, concerted effort by Israel and Egypt and all those countries that are in mortal danger from ISIS is necessary in order to completely exterminate that ghoulish purveyor of torture, death, horror and conquest.

    The sooner such an effort is conducted the easier it will be, rather than permitting ISIS to strengthen its forces and armaments.
    It must be carried out soon, quickly and to finality.

    To leave the slightest vestige of ISIS remaining would be to invite its regrowth like a cancerous cell.

    Those states that refuse to contribute or participate in any way should, in the future, be treated as pariahs.

  • Expatriate in SE ASIA

    Expatriate in SE ASIA Israel n the world is facing a Totalitarian Political Ideology.
    God Bless USA
    God Bless Isreal

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