ISIS seeks to re-establish an Islamic caliphate, or empire, across the entire Middle East. Over the last several years, these brutal terrorists have murdered thousands of Christians and other religious minorities in the region. Despite recent defeats in Iraq and Syria, their radical ideology continues to inspire deadly terror attacks around the world. At the same time, ISIS has set its sights on Israel. The IDF has been carefully watching the terrorist organization’s movements as they have established a presence in the Sinai desert along Israel’s border with Egypt, on the Syrian side of Israel’s northern border, and are now competing with Hamas for control of the Gaza strip. The extremist ideology of ISIS is even more violent than Hamas, which attracts radicals who believe Hamas is not doing enough to attack Israel.