Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed his country’s support for the United States’ plan to strike the radical group Islamic State.
“Israel fully supports Obama’s call for a united action against ISIS,” Israel’s Prime Minister said at the annual conference held by the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya.
Speaking on the 13th anniversary of the 9/11 terror attacks conducted by al-Qaida that killed nearly 3,000 in the United States, Netanyahu warned of the existing threat of radical Islamist terrorism.
The premier cautioned that the groups Hamas, al-Qaida, Hezbollah, Islamic State and Boko Haram all stem from “branches of the same poisonous tree”.
Netanyahu pointed to the new alliances being formed by Arab states in the region as a result of the threat of extremist Islamist terrorism, which he predicted will eventually perish.
“As a result of this they [the Arab states] are re-evaluating their relationships with Israel and realising that Israel is not their enemy, but their ally,” he said.
“I’m confident that militant Islam will perish,” he added.