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Israel, Hamas and Egypt form unlikely alliance against Islamic State affiliate

CAIRO — The Islamic State’s affiliate in Egypt is staging increasingly sophisticated and daring attacks, officials and analysts say, prompting Israel, Egypt and the Palestinian militant group Hamas to form an unlikely alliance against the terrorist group.

Hamas deployed several hundred fighters last week to Gaza’s border with Egypt’s lawless northern Sinai as part of a deal with Egypt to keep militants of the Islamic State — also known as ISIS or ISIL — from entering the coastal enclave.

  • FactsWillOut

    If this is true, then Bibi is a traitor to the Israeli people, just like the rest of the western leaders are traitors to the people of their respective countries.

    • A little harsh no?

    • Norman_In_New_York

      No, he is following the logic of permanent interests. He will deal with Hamas as situations arise.

  • Jay Currie

    I can’t help being amused by the fact Israel is emerging as an ally of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the Gulf States and the Kurds. Hamas is a stretch but a common enemy might sober up the murderous idiots in Hamas. No cloud without its silver lining.

    • Una Salus

      Not likely, it’s just a matter of survival. They make alliances today so they can resume killing tomorrow. You can’t kill anybody if you’re dead.

  • Hard Little Machine

    Nerve gas and napalm all over Sinai. Kill every ISIS primate then kill every Hamas primate. Kill them all. Leave no stone atop another.