RIYADH –
ISIS has condemned the UAE’s and Bahrain’s ties to Israel and called for retaliatory attacks in Saudi Arabia.

ISIS spokesman Abu Hamza al-Quraishi said in a video posted on the Telegram that the deal with the Jews meant “betrayal” of Islam.

Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are both allies of Saudi Arabia, which has yet to establish formal diplomatic relations with Israel.

The Saudis say their relationship with Israel depends on finding a Palestinian state, although it is believed to have close ties with them.

A spokesman for ISIS has called on his group’s fighters and other Muslims to carry out attacks against the West in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is home to the two most holy sites in Islam.

He also called on them to target the country’s oil pipelines.

He said Saudi Arabia had backed Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates’ relationship with Israel by opening Israeli airspace to neighboring Gulf states.