Palestinians Flock to Islamic State

(Gatestone Institute) Khaled Abu Toameh - A recent report estimated that some 100 Palestinians have already joined Islamic State, mostly from Gaza, while another 1,000 are believed to be preparing to join. Recent public opinion polls found that 24% of Palestinians hold positive views about the Islamic State - this means more than one million Palestinians support the Islamic State. Commenting on the polls, Christian activist Sam Butrous wrote: "Apparently, 20% of the Palestinians have no problem with expelling their Christian brothers and destroying their churches and turning them into mosques." The fiery rhetoric of PA and Hamas leaders, in addition to ongoing incitement against Israel and the West, is further radicalizing Palestinians and driving them into the Islamic State's open arms.

2015-08-26 00:00:00

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