Shaul Mofaz, tidligere forsvarsminister og nå leder av Kadima-partiet, sa under den årlige sikkerhetskonferansen i Hezliya, at ISIS’s mål er å erobre Jerusalem.

The Islamic State’s goal is to conquer Jerusalem, Kadima party chairman and former defense minister Shaul Mofaz said Monday. Speaking at a conference held by the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya, Mofaz said Islamic State terrorists are active throughout the region, and are looking to move in to Jordan, Gaza and Lebanon. «But their goal is Jerusalem, just like Hamas.

Islamic State and Hamas are one, let us make no mistake. They are from the same village, and they are branches of the same tree,» he said.

Mofaz sa den palestinske staten må være demilitarisert. Israel må gi palestinerne et tilbud: 50 milliarder dollar til gjenoppbygging, mot demilitarisering. Hvis ikke må Israel gjøre jobben med egne krefter.


He called for a demilitarized Palestinian state, with no army, missiles, or armored vehicles that can threaten Israel. «Hamas is stronger and bigger than the Islamic State. The Islamic State has about 15,000 members. Hamas is made up of 25,000 members. It can continue to function despite the very severe blow it absorbed [this summer],» said the Knesset Member and ex-IDF chief of staff.

In exchange for disarmament, Gaza could receive 50 billion dollars over five years for reconstruction, he said. This would «disconnect Hamas from [Gazan] civilians and give the Palestinian Authority an opportunity to move into Gaza, together with reconstruction.» But if no arrangement that includes disarmament is reached, Israel will have no choice but to disarm Gaza by force, he warned. «Before we send in the army and our sons, we must try it through an arrangement.