Israel’s intelligence community has found that the Hamas terrorist organization and Islamic State (ISIS) intensified their mutual cooperation in the year 2015 – so reports Middle East Newsline (MENL).
According to the Israeli intelligence sources, the two terrorist movements share intelligence, weapons shipments, logistics and medical services.
For instance, ISIS frequently works with Bedouin smugglers to facilitate shipments of missiles and weapons to the Hamas-ruled Gaza via Egypt’s Sinai Desert. ISIS then takes 10-20% of the weapons ordered by Hamas.
However, when the Egyptian offensive against the smuggling tunnel network hampers their joint efforts, ISIS sends raw materials, enabling Hamas and Islamic Jihad to manufacture their own weapons. In addition, Hamas and ISIS have also agreed to use Gaza as a logistics hub for the Islamic war in Sinai, and injured ISIS guerrillas have been sent to Gaza for medical treatment.