In the last several hours, the Islamic State (ISIS) have released a number of videos in response to the wave of terrorist attacks in Israel. The videos express support and jubilation over the attacks that were carried out by Palestinians while calling upon them to continue their deadly attacks against the Jews.
The videos express support for the Palestinian acts, calling them a blessed jihad against the enemies of Allah. The videos also infer that such jihad should be conducted under the banner of the Islamic State (ISIS).
The videos also seize the chance to lash out against Fatah and Hamas, warning the Palestinians against trusting them and calling on Palestinians to disassociate from them as well.
The videos promise that ISIS's soldiers are fighting in Syria and Iraq while marching towards Palestine. It also promises that ISIS will liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the hands of the Jews.
So far, ISIS has released videos from its Al-Falluja, Al-Janoub, Kirkuk, and Ninawa provinces in Iraq.
What has happened so far ?
The deadly stabbing and shooting attack on board a Jerusalem bus was carried by two terrorists; The first was 23-year-old Baha Alian, 23, from Jabel Mukaber in east Jerusalem, who is affiliated with Fatah and has a history of extremist statements, according to the Shin Bet intelligence agency.
Alian was shot and killed in the attack.
A second terrorist involved in the bus attack, who has not been named, was described by the Shin Bet as a Hamas operative from Jabel Mukaber, who has served time in an Israeli prison in 2013 to 2014 due to Hamas-related activities.
He is being questioned by security forces.
The deadly vehicular and axe attack on Malacei Yisrael Street in Jerusalem was carried out by Ala Abu Jamal, 33, a resident of Jabal Mukaber. He is the uncle of Adi and Asan Abu Jamal, who carried out the gun and axe attack on Jewish worshippers in the Har Nof synagogue in Jerusalem in November 2014.
After last year's attack, he made radical statements, and made online pledges of support for ISIS, the Shin Bet said.