ISIS group claims responsibility for missile attack on southern Israel

An ISIS-affiliated terror group not only claimed responsibility for firing four missiles towards Israel’s southernmost city of Eilat, but also threatened that the “future will be more calamitous.”

An Islamic terrorist group affiliated with the Islamic State (ISIS) and operating in the Sinai Desert claimed responsibility for several missiles that were fired at Israel’s southernmost city of Eilat on Wednesday night.

“A military squad fired a number of Grad rockets at communities of Jewish usurpers in the town of Eilat…in order to teach the Jews and the crusaders a proxy war will not avail them of anything,” the group, known as “Sinai Province,” said in a statement posted online.

“The future will be more calamitous with God’s permission,” the statement said.

Israel has also faced threats and attacks from ISIS units operating in Sinai. In November of 2016, the IDF killed four terrorists from an ISIS-affiliated group in Syria known as the “Yarmouk Martyrs Brigade,” which fired upon an IDF patrol unit stationed at the border with Syria in the Golan Heights. Israel responded later that night by attacking an installation unit located in the Syrian side of the Golan Heights that had been used by the ISIS-affiliated terror group.

By: Jonathan Benedek, World Israel News