In a rare message issued from the Islamic State stronghold in Syria, addressed to the “tyrants of Hamas,” Islamic State said it “will uproot the state of the Jews (Israel) and you (Hamas) and Fatah, and all of the secularists are nothing and you will be overrun by our creeping multitudes.”
“The rule of [Islamic] Sharia [law] will be implemented in Gaza, in spite of you. We swear that what is happening in the Levant today, and in particular the Yarmouk camp, will happen in Gaza,” Islamic State added, in reference to its recent fighting in the Palestinian refugee camp near Damascus.
Hamas has been waging a widespread crackdown on Islamic State-inspired Salafi terror groups in Gaza over the past few months. Ironically, the pro-Islamic State Salafi groups consider Hamas, which fought a 50-day war against Israel last summer, as being too soft on Israel and for failing to impose stricter Islamic laws in Gaza.