No rest for Israel as the Islamic State threatens at border
“Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.” Psalm 121:4
Israel on Thursday face a brand new challenge that has nothing to do with Hamas, and everything to do with the Islamic State. As a result of the fighting on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights, the level of alert was raised on the Israeli side, an army spokesperson said Thursday, without confirming that it had been increased to the highest level
The announcement follows several incidents in the area, including the capture and execution of 160 Syrian soldiers by the Islamic State, gruesome pictures of which appeared online Thursday, and the abduction, also Thursday, of 43 Fijian UN peacekeepers by al-Qaeda-affiliate al-Nusra Front at the Quneitra crossing with Israel, where fighting has raged this week between Syrian rebels and government forces.