The Palestinian Arab news source Al Ma’an reported that on Friday, Aug. 22, Israeli airstrikes killed five Gazans, including Yasin Hamid abu Hamda.
A photograph of the deceased Hamda, tweeted by Abu Bakr al-Janabi, shows the Gazan “martyr” draped in the Black flag of the Islamic State (ISIS or ISIL or IS).
Whether that means Hamas and ISIS share common members, or simply that the brutal genocidal terrorist organization ISIS is considered by Hamas members to be heroic and a group to emulate, is still unclear.
What we do know is that ISIS is so extreme that even U.S. President Barack Obama has labeled them a “cancer which must be extracted” and U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel referred to them as “barbaric” and “beyond anything we’ve ever seen.”
About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com
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