Patrick O. Strickland – Independent Journalist

DW English: Gaza armed groups reject IS

Palestinian armed groups reject the possibility of IS in Gaza. (Photo: Dylan Collins)

My latest article at Deutsche Welle explores the stance of Palestinian armed groups in Gaza toward the Islamic State militant organization.

Across the political spectrum, from Islamists to leftists, armed groups and their affiliates spoke openly about their opposition to the local affiliates of IS and predicted that the group cannot challenge Hamas’s tight control on the Israeli-blockaded coastal strip.

Read the whole story here.

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