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Christian families who left from Al-Arish in the North Sinai Governorate after the escalation of a campaign targeting Christians by Islamic State militants last week, arrive at the Evangelical Church in Ismailia, Egypt, Feb. 24, 2017 Reuters

An Islamic State-linked Telegram channel has called on followers to launch attacks on Jewish communities in the West by disguising themselves as Jews and hiding weapons under their coat. The message appeared in a chat room named “Lone Mujahid,” a resource for ISIS supporters looking to carry out “lone-wolf” style attacks, the multi-media news platform The Foreign Desk reported Monday.

“IF YOU'RE STILL IN THE WEST! Dress up like a Jew! Go to your nearest Jewish area! Make sure you have plenty of weapons under you coat!” the post read, according to the report.

The post was then reportedly followed by another containing a list of Jewish Communities in the United Kingdom, together with a photo of the man responsible for an attack on a Jewish supermarket in January 2015 that left five people dead, Amedy Coulibally.

Last December, the channel reportedly also contained a post instructing ISIS supporters to carry out attacks during the holiday season.

“Christmas, Hanukah and New Years Day is very soon InshaAllah. So let’s prepare a gift for the filthy pigs / apes,” read the post, which also included a screenshot of a tutorial on making a pressure-cooker bomb.

In a separate incident, ISIS-linked terrorists released a video this week that included a threat to Jews in Israel. The video promised an escalation of attacks in the Sinai region, which have seen them kill Egyptian soldiers and Christians.

“This is only the beginning, and our meeting [will be] in Rome and Beit Al-Maqdis [Jerusalem],” the video's narrator said, according to the Jerusalem Post. “Oh Jews, wait for us. The punishment [we have prepared for you] is severe and soon you will pay a high price.”

The surge of ISIS-inspired violence in Europe of the past two-and-a-half years began with an attack on a Jewish Museum in Brussels in May 2014. A suicide bomb attack on the Brussels airport last March also targeted Jews, Agence France-Presse reported last month.

“We know they wanted to target Americans,” a source told the French news service. “It's clear they had quite specific targets. We know they were obsessed with the Israelis too.”