ISIS recognizes the 'Jewish state'
ISIS - the Islamic State terror organization - has announced that first it will destroy Hamas rule in Gaza due to Hamas' eschewing global jihad, and then it will destroy (God Forbid) the 'Jewish state
' (yes, they called it that).
The video statement, issued from an Islamic State stronghold in
Syria, was a rare public challenge to Hamas, which has been cracking
down on jihadis in Gaza who oppose its truces with Israel and
reconciliation with the U.S.-backed rival Palestinian faction 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 Islamic State member in the message addressed
to the "tyrants of Hamas". "The rule of shariah (Islamic law) will be
implemented in Gaza, in spite of you. We swear that what is happening in
the Levant today, and in particular the Yarmouk camp, will happen in
Gaza," he said, referring to Islamic State advances in Syria, including
in a Damascus district founded by Palestinian refugees.
Islamic State, also known as ISIS and ISIL, has also
taken over swathes of Iraq and has claimed attacks in Egypt, Libya,
Tunisia and Yemen. Hamas is an Islamist movement that shares the
jihadis' hostility to Israel but not their quest for a global religious
war, defining itself more within the framework of Palestinian
nationalism. Deemed a terrorist group by Israel, the United States and
the European Union, and viewed by neighbouring Arab power Egypt as a
regional security threat, Hamas's struggle against ISIS-linked jihadis
has not won sympathy abroad.
Israel's intelligence minister, Israel Katz, accused
Hamas on Tuesday of partnering with Islamic State affiliates in the
Egyptian Sinai - a charge long denied by the Palestinian group. "There
is cooperation between them in the realm of weapons smuggling and
terrorist attacks. The Egyptians know this, and the Saudis," Katz told a
Tel Aviv conference organised by the Israel Defense journal. "At the
same time, within Gaza, ISIS has been flouting Hamas. But they have common cause against the Jews, in Israel or abroad."
It's all about tribalism folks. At the end of the day, these people have no loyalties outside their own families and clans. They will murder everyone else without a second thought.
Labels: Gaza, Hamas, ISIS, Islamic State, Israel is a Jewish state