A VIDEO PUT UP ON THE ISLAMIC STATE'S WEBSITE AT THE END OF JUNE THREATENING HAMAS, FATAH, AND "THE STATE OF THE JEWS" HAS GAZANS ALL ASTIR.
I WONDER HOW MANY IN HAMAS WET THEMSELVES SEEING THAT?
IT ISN'T THE FIRST THREAT, BUT IT WAS FAIRLY WELL STRAIGHTFORWARD.
ISIS/ISIL/WHATEVER INTENDS TO ANNIHILATE ALL THE AFOREMENTIONED.
NOT EXACTLY NEWS, BUT A BIT OF AN ESCALATION ON A "NEW" FRONT...GAZA.
MUST WIN THE HEARTS AND MINDS OF THE PEOPLE OF GAZA.
In a statement reported by the Egyptian daily newspaper ,
A Hamas crackdown on the Salafists killed a wanted fugitive during an arrest raid last week, appearing to erase any hopes of reconciliation in the near term.
The fugitive, Younis al-Hunnor, had been wanted for months, and his death has prompted angry calls for revenge.
"Hamas are infidels," says a spray-painted message written on the stairway of al-Hunnor's apartment building in southern Gaza. "No condolences before revenge," said another message.
On a recent day, blood stains were still visible outside the apartment, and al-Hunnor's mother, Basma, fully covered in a black gown and veil, pointed to several bullets holes at the entrance. "They killed him here. They executed him," she said.
She said her son, the first fatality in Hamas' month-old crackdown, supported the Islamic State ideology, but that he had never acted against Hamas. "Even if he pays allegiance to the Islamic State, what gives them the right to execute him?" she said."
At the same time, after decades of neglect by the Egyptian government, the nearby Sinai Peninsula has become a hotbed of Islamic extremist activity.