The ISIS group vowed in an audio message released Monday that the extremists will start a new phase of attacks that will focus on Israel.
Despite carrying out deadly attacks throughout the world over the past years, ISIS has rarely targeted Israel.
ISIS made the announcement as the US administration prepares to unveil its much-anticipated Middle East peace plan.
The Palestinians have not been consulted on the much-trumpeted “Deal of the Century” and have preemptively rejected it, saying it will be biased towards Israel. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived in Washington Sunday night vowing to “make history” at a planned meeting with US President Donald Trump for the unveiling of the deal.
ISIS spokesman Abu Hamza al-Qurayshi urged in the 37-minute audio members of the extremist group to carry out attacks against Israel. The message was released by the group's al-Furqan media.
"He and his brothers in all states have vowed to begin a new phase, which is to fight the Jews and restore all that they have usurped from Muslims," the spokesman said about al-Qurayshi.