January 2017 - ISIS calls on recruits to copy arson terror method used in Israel. Through arson, operatives can "impose terror on an entire country," the terror organization boasted.
In the January 6 issue of ISIS’s monthly print publication, Rumiyah (meaning Rome, in a reference to an Islamic prophecy that foretells the downfall of Rome in the broader sense of infidels battling Muslims), an article titled, “Just Terror Tactics” cited the November 22-27 flames as an example of the effective use of fire for terrorism. Through arson, operatives can “impose terror on an entire country,” the Sunni Islamist organization stressed.
“The whole world witnessed the devastating fires that ravaged Jewish settlements in Palestine, destroying around 700 Jewish homes,” the article said. his is ISIS’s description, though the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) has questioned only about 10 suspects, with some still being interrogated, and additional suspects having been interrogated by police.
The few indictments that have been filed regarding November’s events have either been ambiguous about whether the motive was terrorism, or the fires in question were minor and not connected with the major conflagrations in Haifa or elsewhere.
Recognizing at the very least that some of the arsonists were not terrorists or ISIS followers, ISIS’s magazine said, “Irrespective of the motive, this deliberate act of destruction demonstrated the lethality [sic, as no one died in November’s fires] of such an effortless operation. The attacks likewise demonstrate that with some simple and readily accessible materials (i.e. flammables), one can easily terrorize an entire nation. This is just a quick option for anyone intending to join the just terror campaign.” Recruits should target “ideal locations” such as “houses and apartment buildings, forest areas adjacent to residential areas, factories that produce cars, furniture, clothing, flammable substances etc., gas stations, hospitals, bars, dance clubs, night clubs, banks, car showrooms, schools, universities, as well as churches, Rafidi [rejectors’] temples, and so forth,” the article explained, in a reference to Shi’ite mosques.
Detailed instructions on how to make various types of firebombs were then provided,