Reliable figures on the number of Israeli Arabs who are fighting or have fought in the ongoing Syria conflict are hard to come by. According to one report, the number is between 15 and 20.
In a recent audio message, the imprisoned Palestinian jihadist also claimed that jihadists “are purified in the blood of the Jews and the disbelievers from the sinners.”
The Ibn Taymiyyah Media Center, a media outlet for the Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem, praised six jihadists killed in Syria, including an Israeli fighter.
As the United States and its partners appear to be finalizing potential strikes in response to the Syrian regime’s alleged use of chemical weapons, jihadist groups continue to fret that fellow jihadists will be targeted.