Hamas, ISIS Increasing Cooperation

(Middle East Newsline-IMRA) Israel's intelligence community has determined that Hamas and ISIS intensified cooperation in 2015, sharing intelligence, weapons shipments, logistics and medical services. Sources said ISIS has facilitated numerous weapons shipments to Hamas in Gaza, working with Bedouin smugglers. "The arrangement is that ISIS takes 10 to 20% of the weapons ordered by Hamas," a source said. In response to the Egyptian offensive against the smuggling tunnel network, ISIS has brought components and raw material to enable Hamas and Islamic Jihad to manufacture their own weapons.

2016-02-09 00:00:00

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