Hamas Cracks Down on the Islamic State in Gaza

Hamas is trying to clamp down on jihadist activity in the Gaza Strip amid claims and indications of Islamic State-related activity in the territory. Hamas wants to maintain its position as a dominant political force, break out of isolation and re-engage with regional Sunni powers, most notably Egypt. Its ability to do so will depend on how effectively Hamas can stop Gaza from becoming, or being perceived as, a base of operations for the Islamic State.