ISIS Already in Gaza Strip

Chances are that many groups and factions in the region are looking at the window of 2014-16 with Obama at the US helm as a great opportunity for power-grabs in the Middle East.. and act upon the constant threats against Israel…

http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4392/isis-gaza

Despite denials by Hamas, there is growing evidence that the terrorist group Islamic State of Iraq and Syria [ISIS] — also known as "The Islamic State" — has begun operating in the Gaza Strip.

Palestinian Authority [PA] and Israeli security sources are convinced that followers of ISIS in the Gaza Strip are responsible for some of the recent rocket attacks on Israel.

Hamas, they say, seems to be losing control over the dozens of terror cells belonging to ISIS and other jihadi groups.

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9 thoughts on “ISIS Already in Gaza Strip

  1. Very ugly days ahead – Lebanon and Jordan are de-stabilizing. I worry most about Turkey. They’re okay now, but watching the spread – it’s like the Arab Spring – inadvertently – opened the doors for this kind of conflict. Tunisia to Libya to Egypt to Syria to Iraq. It scares me.

    • I know.. it scares me too.
      Somehow it feels like there’s no “frame” there to hold things into place anymore.. and there’s so much old hatred and vengance to pass around.

      Maybe local groups can settle new states and new borders way better than the Brits did when the Empire collapsed a century ago.. but it won’t happen peacefully at the table I fear.

      And Israel…
      Where to start.. it’s been mounting for 65 yrs…

      • With Turkey, the danger is simply the geography I think. There are tens of thousands spilling across borders everywhere – refugees and terrorists alike. With both Syria, Iraq (and Iran) sharing Turkey’s eastern border . . . and then of course, Turkey is Europe. That’s what I mean.

      • Yep.. I was just curios as it seems like a strict and expansive state with a weakening democracy. And their 400 years of ruling the Middle East not so long ago..
        And they’ll never be accepted fully into the EU I think.. being 99.8% muslim.
        One could assume that the biggest danger might be new cynical alliances, their stance against Israel, and their orchestrating troubles and instabilities amongst their enemies. And maybe separatist Kurds in the east..

      • Potentially yes – I just don’t know their agenda well enough. If they are a threat to the US or Europe f.ex.. or if they just want a stronger position in the Mideast..

      • I guess the world finds out soon enough. I think though that if instability is widespread for a long enough time, that hits us all. Instability breeds instability.

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