Israeli army says Hamas helping Islamic State in Sinai

Israeli army says Hamas helping Islamic State in Sinai

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Israeli army says Hamas helping Islamic State in Sinai

Top officer claims Gaza providing military, medical support to the IS offshoot behind Wednesday’s massive attack that killed dozens

By Times of Israel staff July 2, 2015, 8:28 pm

via Israeli army says Hamas helping Islamic State in Sinai | The Times of Israel.

Smoke rises in Egypt's northern Sinai, as seen from the border of the Gaza Strip, on July 1, 2015, amid fierce clashes between government forces and Islamic State-affiliated gunmen. (Abed Rahim Khatib /Flash90)
Smoke rises in Egypt’s northern Sinai, as seen from the border of the Gaza Strip, on July 1, 2015, amid fierce clashes between government forces and Islamic State-affiliated gunmen. (Abed Rahim Khatib /Flash90)

The IDF has acquired intelligence that Hamas is providing weaponry and other support to the Islamic State’s Sinai affiliate, Wilayat Sinai, the group thought to be behind Wednesday’s deadly attack on Egyptian security services, a top Israeli officer said Thursday.

The coordinator of government activities in the territories, Maj. Gen. Yoav Mordechai, told the Arabic-language news network al-Jazeera that along with military support…

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