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ISIS Leader Threatens Israel, Tells Jews 'Palestine Will Be Your Graveyard'

ISIS Leader Threatens Israel, Tells Jews 'Palestine Will Be Your Graveyard'

A man purported to be the reclusive leader of the militant Islamic State Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi has made what would be his first public appearance at a mosque in the center of Iraq's second city, Mosul, according to a video recording posted on the Internet on July 5, 2014, in this still image taken from video. There had previously been reports on social media that Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi would make his first public appearance since his Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant changed its name to the Islamic State and declared him caliph. The Iraqi government denied that the video, which carried Friday's date, was credible. It was also not possible to immediately confirm the authenticity of the recording or the date when it was made. | (Photo: Reuters/Social Media Website via Reuters TV)

Islamic State has released a new audio message, claiming it's in the voice of its leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, threatening Israel that the terror group hasn't forgotten about Jews and that "Palestine will be your graveyard."

"We are getting closer to you day by day," says the message, posted on social media used by Islamic State, also known as ISIS or ISIL, according to Jerusalem Post. "Do not think that we have forgotten about you."

The message adds: "God caused the Jews of the world to gather in Israel, and the war against them has become easy. It is the obligation of every Muslim to carry out Jihad."

It continues, "Jews, you will not enjoy in Palestine. God has gathered you in Palestine so that the Mujahideen can reach you soon and you will hide by the rock and the tree. Palestine will be your graveyard."

The message comes even as ISIS has been facing mounting attacks by Iraqi ground forces and air strikes in Iraq and Syria by an international coalition led by the United States, and now even by Russia, which supports the embattled Syrian leader, President Bashar al-Assad.

In its 24-minute audio tape, ISIS condemned Saudi Arabia for its efforts to form a coalition of Muslim nations to fight the Sunni terror group. "If it was an Islamic coalition, it would have declared itself free from its Jewish and Crusader lords and made the killing the Jews and the liberation of Palestine its goal," it says.

The message apparently seeks to boost the confidence of ISIS fighters in the wake of the terror group losing territory over the last few months.

"Soldiers of the Islamic State, be patient because you are on the right path. Be patient, because God is with you," it says.

In a propaganda video, titled "To the Sons of Jews" and released earlier this month, ISIS showed child soldiers executing shackled prisoners in a "game" of hide-and-seek.

The video started with images of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and went on to show a group of young ISIS terrorists studying and practicing martial arts with an instructor, who selects six of the recruits, all masked and apparently below the age of nine, to play the "game."

The recruits stalk six tied-up victims in an ancient fortress, they shoot five of them in the head from close range and behead the sixth one. The prisoners were all accused of spying in the ISIS territory.

ISIS is an offshoot of al Qaeda, and seeks to establish a caliphate in the Levant region, and beyond.

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