Hamas is Funding Islamic State in Sinai


hamasHamas has been transferring tens of thousands of dollars a month to the Islamic State in Sinai over the past year to secure weapons shipments – primarily explosive rocket propellant – being smuggled through the Sinai to Gaza.

Egyptian security officials note that it is solely thanks to Hamas’ monetary and professional support of ISIS in Sinai that it has transformed from a gang of Bedouin with light weapons into a well-trained, well-armed group that has been fighting the Egyptian army.

About half a year ago, Hamas provided ISIS in Sinai with advanced Kornet anti-tank missiles and launchers to use against Egyptian army vehicles. Shadi al-Mani’i, the commander of ISIS’ Sinai branch, has been staying in Gaza.

{Matzav.com Israel}