ISIS social media sites report the death of liaison from Hamas Hashem Abdel Aileh Kishtah, an expert in anti-tank weapons who is believed to have been responsible for increased use of Kornet missiles by ISIS against Egyptian tanks.
By Roi Kais
ISIS in the Sinai Peninsula has announced that its liaison to Hamas—Hashem Abdel Aileh Kishtah has been killed. However, the group didn’t reveal how their liaison to the Palestinian terror group died.ISIS released a statement on the matter on Tuesday. Kishtah was originally from the city of Rafah in the southern Gaza strip.
Kishtah, the Palestinian liaison between Hamas and ISIS in the Sinai Peninsula
Kishtah’s name was first revealed when it was mistakenly announced via Sky News Arabic that the Egyptian Air Force had assassinated him in February of 2016. Continue Reading »
REPORT: Israeli general tells Saudi media that an ISIS operative, who snuck into Gaza from the Sinai by using a Hamas smuggling tunnel, is due to undergo military training in Gaza.
By YASSER OKBI/ MAARIV HASHAVUA
In Islamic State operative snuck into the Gaza Strip through Hamas’ system of underground tunnels connecting the Palestinian-ruled area with the Sinai Peninsula, Israel said on Friday.
Palestinian Hamas militants take part in a rally in memory of their seven comrades killed in mysterious tunnel collapse.
In an interview with the Saudi news site Elaph, the coordinator for government activities in the territories, Maj.-Gen. Continue Reading »
Hamas militants in Gaza are paying tens of thousands of dollars to the ISIS Sinai branch each month, in exchange for the group’s assistance at smuggling weapons into the terrorist enclave.
By Alex Fishman
Hamas’ military wing in the Gaza Strip has been transferring tens of thousands of dollars a month to the Islamic State group’s Sinai branch over the past year, via one of its emissaries.
Islamic State militants in Raqqa, Syria. – Photo: AP
The transfer of cash is just one part of the military and strategic cooperation between the two groups. The finances of Hamas’ military arm, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, are independent of those of the organization’s political bureau. Continue Reading »
Gazan’s report seeing Islamic State graffiti taking credit for the attacks but Hamas officials, embarrassed at losing 6 cars in Hamas stronghold suggest Fatah, or even Israeli complicity.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Hamas and Islamic Jihad on Sunday threatened to hunt down and punish those responsible for a series of bombings that destroyed the vehicles of some of the groups’ military commanders.
ISIS Graffiti seen at explosion site in Gaza, July 19, 2015
The pre-dawn explosions, which took place in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood of Gaza City, destroyed at least six vehicles. No one was hurt.
Denouncing the perpetrators as “suspicious and hired tools,” the two group’s armed wings, Ezaddin al-Qassam (Hamas) and Al-Quds Battalions (Islamic Jihad), said that the explosions were designed to serve Israel’s interests and goals. Continue Reading »
IDF colonel said Hamas is so desperate for replacement weapons, that they aided the ISIS assault last week that killed Egyptian military in Sinai, with the goal of accessing new routes to renew their smuggling.
By Reuters & Israel Hayom Staff
Israel accused Hamas on Tuesday of supporting last week’s assaults by Islamic State affiliates on Egyptian forces in the Sinai in the hope of freeing up arms smuggling to the Gaza Strip.
Islamic State-affiliated militants in Sinai – Photo: Reuters
The remarks followed Israeli allegations that Hamas members provided training and medical treatment for the Sinai insurgents, charges dismissed by Hamas as a bid to further fray its troubled ties with Cairo. Continue Reading »
Maj. Gen. Mordechai reported in an Al Jazeera interview that Israel has clear information showing Hamas worked with ISIS in savage attack on Egyptian security personal.
Israel said Thursday that Hamas was actively assisting the ISIS terrorist militia that killed over 70 Egyptian soldiers in a multi-pronged attack Wednesday.
“We have clear informatin that Hamas supports the Walayat Sinai organization, which belongs to ISIS,” Major General Yoav Mordechai said, in an Arabic-language interview for Al Jazeera.
“In the latest attacks, Hamas gave assistance in the form of weapons and organization to the group that supports ISIS,” he accused. Continue Reading »
From an ISIS stronghold in Syria, the Islamist radicals threaten they will topple Hamas for being “insufficiently stringent” about enforcing “the rule of Sharia.”
By Elad Benari
Islamic State (ISIS) insurgents on Tuesday threatened to topple Hamas in Gaza, accusing the group of being “insufficiently stringent” about religious enforcement, according to Reuters.
ISIS flag – Reuters
The video, issued from an ISIS stronghold in Syria, was a public challenge to Hamas, which has been cracking down on jihadists who oppose its truces with Israel and reconciliation with longtime rival Fatah.
“We will uproot the state of the Jews (Israel) and you and Fatah, and all of the secularists are nothing and you will be over-run by our creeping multitudes,” said a masked ISIS member, according to Reuters, in the message addressed to the “tyrants of Hamas”. Continue Reading »