On Friday, Israel was hit by a volley of rockets launched from Gaza in the Sderot area.
While the Israeli military places responsibility on Hamas for all terror activity emanating from the Gaza Strip, this attack reveals a disturbing new development.
A Salafi terrorist group associated with Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack.
The Jerusalem Post says “Five rockets were fired from the Gaza Strip at Israel on Friday night, with two of the projectiles landing in Israeli territory. Three other rockets landed near the security fence inside the coastal Palestinian enclave.
“We take responsibility for the rocket bombardment on the Sderot settlement at 11:07 p.m. Friday night. Praised God, we allowed for Jewish blood [to flow] and we turned their night to day. We activated alarms in all of southern occupied Palestine,” read a statement allegedly issued by group Ajnad Bayt al-Maqdis.”
Despite their attempts to make Jewish blood flow, there were no injuries reported.
However, did Israel respond to this attack by promising stricter gun control on Israelis? Or by introducing legislation to criminalize any criticism of Islam deemed as “hateful?”
Oh HELL no.
“In response to the rocket fire, the Israel Air Force attacked early on Saturday morning two military installations and two terrorist infrastructure targets belonging to Hamas in the coastal territory.”
Sadly, it was only a matter of time before ISIS supporters would begin attacks on Israel. But the terror group knows any attack will not go unchallenged. After all, as ISIS itself admits, the only nation it fears is Israel.
Am Yisrael chai!
[This article was written by Michele Hickford]