SINAI, Egypt – The ISIS terrorist group has released a video declaring war on the Palestinian militant organization Hamas.
In the video, an ISIS member can be seen calling Hamas as apostates before executing a member of the Izzedine al-Qassam Brigade, the militant arm of Hamas.
The speaker also gives a threats “to the Jews” but directly to Israel, and rather, seeks to threaten an entire ethno-religion.
The ISIS command-area in question is the Wilayet Sinai, based in the Sinai Peninsula in Egypt on the border with Gaza.
It is common for ISIS to declare war on other jihadist groups, like Hamas, the Taliban in Afghanistan or the Al-Qaeda linked Al-Nusra Front in Syria. ISIS have never declared war on Israel, and in one instance, apologized to Israel when its forces attacked Israel on the Syria-Israel border.
In an unrelated event, the leader of Hezbollah, Nasrallah, announced yesterday that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad refuses to communicate with Hamas because of their betrayal on Syria. Full details can be read
BEIRUT, Lebanon – The leader of the Lebanese resistance group Hezbollah, Hassan Nasrallah, in an explosive speech defended Iran while also explaining that Syrian President Bashar al-Assad cannot forgive Hamas for their betrayal on Syria.
With Hamas a part of the Axis of Resistance [Iran-Syria-Hezbollah], Hamas betrayed the anti-imperialist and anti-Zionist coalition to chase mega-money from Arab Gulf States that never eventuated.
Despite the betrayal, Nasrallah revealed that Hezbollah and Iran still communicates with Hamas.
“The communication between Hezbollah and Hamas, as well as between Iran and Hamas, has never ended. The issues between Hamas and Syria are something else,” he said.
“I know from my personal relationship with Assad that anything that strategically benefits the Axis of Resistance is always debatable to him,” he continued.
Assad has every right to never forgive Hamas for their betrayal. Despite Syria being the only Arab state to support, arm and fund Hamas, at the beginning of the Syrian War in 2011, Hamas quickly showed their true Wahhabi colors and denounced Assad and the so-called regime.
Not content with rhetorically denouncing the only Arab state leader that supported their organization, they also went on to train the Free Syrian Army and fight alongside other jihadist groups, including Al-Qaeda affiliated Al-Nusra Front.
Hamas, as master engineers of digging tunnels to smuggle supplies into Gaza, also trained the Free Syrian Army to dig tunnels. These tunnels were then used by anti-government forces to place explosives under Syrian Army military positions, barracks and government buildings, killing thousands in since 2011. Hamas are directly involved in killing thousands of Syrians through this method.
In addition, elements of Hamas’ militant wing continue to fight in Syria for a jihadist cause, despite all the support Syria has provided the group in the past.
Unfortunately Iranian state apparatus choose to ignore this factor, and it common and unfortunate to see that PressTV, Fars and other Iranian media continually referring to Hamas as a resistance group and worthy of support. They do not need to look far back to see the betrayal Hamas did to Syria and the Axis of Resistance. Rather, it can be suggested that Hamas are only tolerated by the Axis of Resistance because, as a Sunni group, it helps dismiss the false notion that the Axis of Resistance is a Shi’ite coalition, rather than an anti-imperialist and anti-Zionist axis.