Within the video, entitled “Letter #1”, a supposed Islamic Jihad member can be seen preparing for a suicide attack inside Israel dressed as an Israeli soldier, as a montage of recent images of violence on the Temple Mount, across Jerusalem, and in the West Bank flash onscreen.
Footage of an Islamic Jihad member making of an explosive belt — which suicide bombers used during the Second Intifada — can also be seen in the video.
The Islamic Jihad member can then be seen in the frame smiling while filming his “shaheed [martyr] video” (usually released after a given attack showing the bomber delivering his last message before embarking on the mass killings). He is then shown dressed in IDF uniform walking up to a bus stop where other “soldiers” are waiting, a bus pulls up and the screen fades to black, implying that he commits his terror attack.
The terror group on Saturday claimed that the Palestinian terrorist Muhannad Halabi, who killed two Israeli men in the Old City and seriously injured a woman and her baby in a stabbing attack last week, was a member of its organisation.
A member of the terror group told AFP: “Halabi, 19, is a member of Islamic Jihad”, after the group issued a statement hailing the attack and saying it was in response to Israeli “terrorist crimes” against Palestinians.