Created on Tuesday, 02 December 2014 13:25
Written by Ben Ariel - Arutz Sheva
An Egyptian court on Sunday designated the Islamic State (ISIS) a terrorist organization and banned it in the country.
According to The Associated Press, the court ruling adds that it considers all of the ISIS's affiliates to be terrorist organizations as well.
One of the ISIS affiliates is the Sinai-based Ansar Bayt Al-Maqdis, which has killed hundreds of Egyptian soldiers and police over the last year, and has beheaded several people
in acts similar to those of ISIS.
The group has also claimed responsibility for several rocket attacks
that targeted the Israeli resort city of Eilat.
In early November, the group pledged allegiance to ISIS
on Twitter, just a week after using the same Twitter account to deny reports
saying it had pledged allegiance to ISIS and its leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.