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Thursday, February 9, 2017
NEW AXIS OF EVIL Highly-trained Hamas commandos head to Egypt to team-up with terror group ISIS
INCREASING numbers of elite Hamas commandos are leaving the Gaza Strip to join forces with ISIS in Egypt.
Members of the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades and the
Hamas commando wing
(Nukhba) have teamed-up with the terror group.
Many have travelled to the war-torn Sinai peninsula which already has a heavy ISIS presence, reports the
Highly-trained bomb makers are among those said to have joined up with Islamis State jihadis.
ISIS has carried out a string of bloody attacks targeting both civilians and the Egyptian army over the last few years.
The peninsula, which
borders Israel and the Gaza Strip
, has become home to several extremist groups since the Arab Spring protests of 2011.
Several groups have close ties to Gaza
, with arms routinely smuggled back and forth across the border as well as fighters in need of training or medical care.
Egypt’s government openly opposes any military co-operation between ISIS and Hamas.
However, lately it has shown some will to reconcile with the Palestinian group - which has vowed the destruction of Israel.
In January, Hamas security officials met with the Egyptian authorities in Cairo for security talks.