It’s hard to fathom, but something even more horrific than evil Hamas is on the verge of supplanting them in eyes of the Paleostinian public.
That this mindset can even find a footing tells you all you need to know about these Arabs and their society.
Hamas powerless as ISIS gains ground in Palestine
After ISIS claimed responsibility for Sunday’s truck attack in Jerusalem, Gaza’s governing authority heaped praise on the attackers. But Hamas is ceding power fast.
A 28-year old Palestinian from an Arab neighborhood of East Jerusalem drove a truck into a group of Israeli soldiers on 8 January, in a scene hauntingly similar to that which took place on the French Riviera last summer, where another truck was used to mow civilians in Nice on Bastille Day, killing 86 people. That attack was claimed by ISIS, while Sunday’s attack has been blamed on ISIS by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Steadily, ISIS has been gaining popularity within the Palestinian territories. In 2014, two Palestinian men, reportedly inspired by ISIS, walked into a Jerusalem synagogue, axing and stabbing Israeli worshippers with knives. Four were killed immediately and one officer later died from his wounds. Last October, Israeli authorities arrested six Palestinians from the Shuafat Camp in north-eastern Jerusalem, accused of being members of ISIS. Palestine is not immune to the indoctrination and brainwashing being carried out by ISIS throughout the Islamic World.