Hamas has for sure not the same ideology like ISIS. But does it mean that there cant be a Cooperation between the both groups?
In this analyse I will show many proofs for a Hamas- ISIS cooperation in Gaza and Sinai.
Dozens of ISIS Sympathisers celebrate the Charlie Hebdo attack on 19.01.2015 in Gaza.
WHAT IS ALQASSAM?
Hamas most radical and most powerful military wing is the al-Qassam Brigade with nearly 80.000-120.000 fighters. Al-Qassam has good ties to ISIS, al-Qaida close groups in the Gaza strip like: Alwiyah al-Nasser Salahudeen, Liwa al-Tauhid (Pro ISIS), Liwa al-Haqq (Pro ISIS).
According to Intel and pro ISIS sources dozens of Qassam fighters and top commanders joined ISIS in Sinai. One of them is al-Shaykh al-Mujahid al-Muhajir Tariq Badwan, Member of the elite forces of al-Qassam.
Liwa al-Haqq released many videos in which they show their sympathy to ISIS. In one of their videos they called muslims to support their brothers in Fallujah while the city was under heavy Iraqi army attack to recapture it from ISIS militants. While the Iraqi army began their offensive on Mosul City, Liwa al-Tauhid released another video in which they called ISIS their brothers and every muslim should support them because its according to the speaker a war between “Believers” and “Disbelievers”. Liwa al-Haqq also released a Video in which they criticized the Islamic Coalition lead by Saudi Arabia to fight the “Terror”. So its clear that they are according to their videos and statements very close to the ISIS Idelogy.
Its quite interesting that Liwa al-Haqq a Pro ISIS Group use the flag of Alwiya al-Nasser Salahudeen in their Videos. The official spokesmen of Awliya Salahudeen claimed “Very good Ties” to Hamas Military Wing al-Qassam. And also said that they are always cooperating against the Zionist occupation forces. According to the Alwiyah al-Nasser Salahudeens spokesmen the 3 most powerful groups in Gaza are (AlQassam, Alwiyah al-Nasser Salahudeen, Saraya al-Quds).
Hamas = Al-Qassam = Awliyah Nassr Salahudeen = Liwa al Tauhid = ISIS.
AlQassam ist the military wing of Hamas. The official spokesmen of Awliyah Nassr Salahudeen claimed very good relations to Al-Qassam and said that they are cooperating against Israel together with Saraya al-Quds. We know that Awliya Nassr S. Is the same like Liwa al-Tauhid, and we know that Liwa al-Tauhid is = ISIS.
ISIS AND HAMAS IN SINAI:
There are no more groups I have studied so much than IS and al-Qassam. Everytime when I see the IS fighters from Sinai I see Qassam militants. According to my Analyze a big number of well trained al-Qassam militants are fighting in the ranks of IS against the Egyptian army in Sinai. I have never seen a group which is so close to IS than al-Qassam. I dont talk About the idelogy, I speak about the behavior towards IS in Gaza. Al-Qassam trained them, gave them weapons, treared injured fighters in Gaza hospitals. Which group in Syria have such behaviour towards IS? I watched 100s of Qassam videos/ military parades. I also saw the latest IS Video from Sinai and I said: “Hey I saw those people in Gaza”.
IS soldiers using the Steyr .50 Sniper rifle in Sinai, exact the same sniper is used by the Al Qassam Brigades in Gaza. Even the camouflage they wear is the same.
This Qassam Convoy from Gaza is the same IS Convoy from Sinai. Even the Pose with the Igla is the Same just 2. different Flags.
Hamas has also provided ISIS in the Sinai with training and sophisticated military equipment, and about half a year ago gave them an advanced Kornet anti-tank missile and launcher to use against heavy-duty Egyptian army vehicles.
Ties between the two groups’ leaderships are also strengthening: Since 2015, Shadi al-Mani’i, the commander of ISIS’s Sinai branch, who is wanted by the Egyptian authorities, has been staying in Gaza. He previously led another Islamist group in the Sinai, Ansar Bayt al-Maqdis, that was affiliated to Al-Qaeda and carried out several operations against Israel. Al-Mani’i was also responsible for transferring the group’s allegiance from Al-Qaeda to ISIS.
-The Washington Institue