ISIS Official Media Claims Responsibility For Terrorist Attack In Hadera, Israel

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March 27, 2022

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On March 27, 2022, ISIS official media claimed responsibility for a terrorist attack that day in Hadera, Israel.

In a statement released on Telegram, ISIS official media identified the perpetrators as "Ayman and Khalid Ighbariyeh," claiming that the two men conducted an "Inghimasi" attack, which "killed at least two Jewish [Israeli] security officers and wounded 10 others."

"The unbelieving Jews should know that our promises [to attack them] will reach them sooner or later, Allah willing," the statement warned.

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ISIS statement claiming responsibility for the terrorist attack in Hadera, Israel, released on March 27, 2022.

"Tafa'ul Mustamirr" [Constant Reaction], a pro-ISIS Telegram channel, also shared a now-viral video which shows the assailants announcing the bay'ah (pledge of allegiance) to the new ISIS caliph, Abu Al-Hassan Al-Hashimi Al-Qurashi, before threatening: "We are coming to you with slaughter."

A video showing the Hadera attackers pledging allegiance to the new ISIS caliph, shared by ISIS official media on March 27, 2022.

Israeli and international media reported separately that the assailants, who opened fire on Israeli civilians and security officers, were Israeli Arab citizens, who resided in the nearby city of Umm Al-Fahm, a predominantly Arab city in Israel's Haifa District.

Meanwhile, the pro-ISIS Amaq News Agency reported that the Hadera operation came just days after another ISIS Inghimasi attack carried out by "Muhammed Abu Al-Qi'an" against Israeli civilians in Beersheba, Israel. ISIS official media had not previously claimed responsibility for the March 22 attack in Beersheba, Israel.[1]

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A report by the pro-ISIS Amaq News Agency on the terrorist attack in Hadera, Israel, published on March 27, 2022.

Notably, the Hadera attack also coincided with the Negev Summit, a diplomatic meeting hosted by Israel with the participation of the foreign ministers of Bahrain, the UAE, Morocco, Egypt, and the U.S. The occasion marks the first time the foreign ministers of Bahrain, the UAE, and Morocco have visited Israel.

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