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Israel fears Islamic State threat to Jordan

(JNS.org) Israel’s International Relations and Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz warned last week that Jordan is at risk of invasion from the Islamic State.

“If Jordan is in real danger from extremist jihadis, and asks for Israel’s help, Israel has a very clear interest in Jordan’s continued existence and stability,” Steinitz told Israel Radio according to Israel Hayom. An Israeli government official also said that Israel could launch an attack if the Islamic State invades Jordan. “ISIS [also known as the Islamic State] entering Jordan is something that could change the situation as that may have direct security-related consequences to Israel,” the official said, Reuters reported. On Saturday, Sept. 13, the terrorist group released a video showing the beheading of British aid worker David Haines. This is the third such execution since the similarly videotaped executions of journalists James Foley and Steven Sotloff.

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