On Sunday, retired military commander and Israeli politician Gadi Eisenkot disclosed that the Israel Defense Forces engaged in foreign operations against the Islamic State in 2014.
“ISIS knows best how frequently the IDF acted in the Middle East, and they paid a price in hundreds of deaths and injuries,” Eisenkot said at a meeting of the Institute for National Security Studies in Tel Aviv.
The National Unity Party Knesset member said that Jerusalem had received a request from an unnamed third party to take action against ISIS, but she gave no further details.
Additionally, he made no mention of the locations of any of the action, merely stating that it involved “many more than one country.”
Few countries in the world have the ability to locate targets the size of a postage stamp and then launch missiles at them anywhere within a 1,000 km (620 mi) range.
The Russians, as well as the Americans, witnessed us do this, according to Eisenkot.
Israeli authorities have often detained terrorists with ties to ISIS over the past ten years, including Eslam Froukh, a Palestinian who carried out the double bombings in Jerusalem in November.
Numerous Arab Israelis who intended to join ISIS in Syria have also been apprehended by Israeli officials.
The official media outlet of the Islamic State, “Al-Furqan,” issued a statement in April 2022 urging its adherents in Israel to carry out further terrorist strikes.
The letter stated that two recent ISIS supporters’ acts were “inspirational” and that Jerusalem could “only be liberated from the Jews through the return of the caliphate.”
Additionally, ISIS has a branch operating in the Sinai Peninsula.
ISIS has primarily focused its reconstruction efforts on Africa and, notably, has made a comeback in Afghanistan following the 2021 U.S. military withdrawal, six years after the fall of Mosul, Iraq, and the 2019 death of the terror group’s founding leader, the self-declared Caliph Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.