The Islamic State (Isis) terrorists on Sunday unleashed a stream of hate propaganda through videos inciting Palestinians to "behead the Jews."
The release of the videos is important, as this is the first time that the Isis has directly involved itself in the current Israeli-Palestinian violence, centred in Jerusalem.
Praising the knife attacks targeting the Israelis, one video urges Palestinians to "bring back horror to the Jews with explosions, burning and stabbings."
An Isis fighter in the video exhorts Palestinians to carry out more "lone wolf" attacks against "God's enemies."
"Time is running out, and this life is what Allah has given to us and we must offer it back in his service," the Isis terrorist says in the video released from Deir ez-Zor in Syria.
Another video released by Isis in Iraq asks Palestinians to "behead the Jews" while another urges them to fight with whatever means possible and asks them specifically "not to forget explosive devices."
Isis released the videos on Sunday and its supporters have been sharing the videos under the hashtag "#The_slaughter_of_Jews" (#نحر_اليهود). "
According to Bassam Tawil, a Palestinian scholar based in the Middle East, the wave of stabbings in Israel has nothing to do with the struggle against "occupation" or a wall or a checkpoint, but is an attempt to copy Isis, who have been using knives to behead many Muslims and non-Muslims.
Tawil, who wrote an editorial on the website of Gatestone Institute, said the wave of stabbings were an Isis-inspired jihad to wipe out Jews.
"How can our leaders in Ramallah accuse Jews of "contaminating" the Aqsa Mosque with their 'filthy feet' at a time when our youths burn a religious site such as Joseph's Tomb? Palestinian Authority security forces, which maintain a tight grip on Nablus, did nothing to prevent the arson attack," he wrote.
In the current violence, at least 37 Palestinians, including attackers and children, have been killed while seven Israelis have succumbed to stabbings and other attacks on buses and in the streets, according to Reuters.