The Islamic State group is determined to move closer to Israel’s borders, Gaza-based Palestinian jihadist and IS supporter Abu Baker Almaqdesi told Breitbart Jerusalem in an interview. Addressing a recent attack against a monastery in Sinai in which an Egyptian police officer was killed, Almaqdesi said,“It’s clear that the goal of the brothers is to close in

on all sides in the direction of occupied Palestine and fight the Jews with the intent of expelling them from Islamic lands.” Almaqdesi refers to the entire state of Israel as “occupied Palestine.” According to Almaqdesi, despite IS’s fronts in Syria, Iraq, Egypt, Libya and Afghanistan, “our guiding compass is still the liberation of Jerusalem. The Jews have benefited from the abandonment of Islam’s holy places; they did so because of the estrangement of Muslims from their faith.” READ MORE