Islamic State says it’s eyeing Syrian Golan

Israeli soldiers stand atop tanks in the Golan Heights near Israel’s border with Syria March 19, 2014 (Reuters / Ronen Zvulun)

The Islamic State released a clip this week warning rebel groups on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights — on the border with Israel — that the organization had set its sights on the area and planned to control it.

This is the first time the group publicly stated its intention to take over the Syrian Golan, currently in the hands of various Syrian rebel groups primarily.

“I advise you to beware,” an IS fighter is seen in the clip as saying, according to a Channel 2 translation. “Why are you fighting under an unknown flag? Why do you not adhere to the laws of Allah and fly his flag?”

“The groups you belong to… have joined the infidels and received aid from them and [together] operate out of a command room in Amman,” he went on in reference to the US-led coalition against the group which routinely carries out airstrikes on its positions in Iraq…

  • Alain

    So give it a try fellows and see what happens when you attack Israel instead of the weaklings you are used to attacking.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    This is called “over-reach”.
    Although I wish the Israeli soldiers securing the Golan Heights no harm, I also really want ISIS to “give it the old college try”, just to watch them die in a lopsided ass-kicking at the hands of JEWS.
    Yes, please, bring the heat boys!

  • Helios Megistos

    Putin will interfere; he will nuke Mecca!

    • MannieP

      Why would he do that?

      • Helios Megistos

        Damascus must be saved; the Sunnis are asking for it! Bullying: it works both ways!

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Don’t think Israel isn’t eying the Islamic State.

  • UCSPanther

    Let ’em cross. The IDF will cut those savages to pieces.

    • Clausewitz

      I would like to see the new Merkova tanks in action. The IDF would make the left hook of Desert Storm look like a picnic.

  • Maggat

    Gonna be fun!

  • zee

    As much as I’d like to see ISIS (and all the rest of the musloids) go the way of the Tamil Tigers, I’m sure Israel will use any excuse possible not to get involved. If they do, Ayatollah Obama might start calling for the end of the occupation of the Golan Heights and one thing no one wants is another “Obama initiative”.

  • MannieP

    Let’s see how the JV does, when they play the Varsity.

  • Ron MacDonald

    Israel should show its response to ISIS on Pay TV.