Pro-Islamic State Gathering Takes Place At Temple Mount In Jerusalem, Israel

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Thousands of Islamic State (formerly known as ISIS) supporters rallied at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, local Israeli media reported on Wednesday.

Israel’s Channel 10 report, which is scheduled to air in full next week, claims that the Islamic State has set its sights on Israel as a future target.

Thousands of pro-IS supporters were at the rally, which was organized by the Tahrir party, an organization that aims to unify Muslim countries to create one massive Islamic state governed by sharia law, Breitbart reports.

The Tahrir party describes itself as the “Palestine branch” of Islamic State.

Speakers at the rally waved IS flags and talked about their plans to liberate Muslims of Jerusalem from the "Jewish pollution," according to The Times of Israel.

A reporter on the ground told the Times that the Islamic State is “now knocking on Jordan’s door” and “has marked ‘Palestine’ (Israel) as the next target on its list.”

On Wednesday, Israeli officials announced that the Islamic State had been banned from the country and anyone associated with the radical terror group would face severe repercussions. 

The law that banned gatherings of organizations that were pro-IS was signed by Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon, International Business Times reports.

The Israeli foreign ministry also noted that Steven Sotloff, the second U.S. journalist executed by the hands of IS, held Israeli citizenship and received an undergraduate degree at the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya.

Sources: BreitbartThe Times of IsraelInternational Business Times

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