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July 8, 2015 10:25 am

Israel Says Hamas Supporting ISIS in Sinai to Boost Arms Smuggling Into Gaza

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Hamas supported last week's assaults by Islamic State affiliates on Egyptian forces in the Sinai. Photo: Elder of Ziyon.

Hamas supported last week’s assaults by Islamic State affiliates on Egyptian forces in the Sinai, an Israeli military official said. Photo: Elder of Ziyon.

Israel accused Hamas on Tuesday of supporting last week’s assaults by Islamic State affiliates on Egyptian forces in the Sinai in hope of freeing up arms smuggling to the Gaza Strip.

The remarks followed Israeli allegations that Hamas members provided training and medical treatment for the Sinai insurgents – charges dismissed by the Palestinian Islamist group as a bid to further fray its troubled ties with Cairo.

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