Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Israel not too worried by Islamic State, defense chief says

Israel is not significantly threatened by Islamic State terrorists, despite sharing more than one border with areas where the group is powerful and active, Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said Monday.

While Israel is surrounded by the group and its affiliates, IS is avoiding a direct clash with Israel, Ya’alon said in an Israel Radio interview Monday morning.

The comments came after an Islamic State terror assault in Paris last Friday that killed 129 and wounded over 300, leading to a new global focus on the threat posed by the jihadist group and its growing number of affiliates around the world. (READ MORE)