Hamas denies Clinton remark that ISIS visited Gaza

Spokesperson for Islamist group said that Clinton’s remarks were a sign of "complete bias in favor of the Zionist occupation."

By
December 8, 2015 02:58
1 minute read.
A Palestinian woman covering her face with her national flag takes part in an anti-Israel rally

A Palestinian woman covering her face with her national flag takes part in an anti-Israel rally in Gaza City. (photo credit: AFP PHOTO)

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user uxperience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew, Ivrit
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Repor
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later Don't show it again

Hamas on Monday condemned Hilary Clinton, the front-runner for the nomination of the Democratic Party, for saying that an Islamic State (ISIS) commander had visited the Gaza Strip.

“This talk is untrue,” said Hamas representative Ismail Radwan. “We reject these hostile remarks.”

Be the first to know - Join our Facebook page.


In a speech at the Saban Forum, an annual gathering at the Brookings Institution in Washington, Clinton said, “Israel is no stranger to terrorism. Today Israel faces growing threats in its own neighborhood. An ISIS affiliate across the border in Sinai is becoming more aggressive and sophisticated. It is responsible for the destruction of a Russian airliner. And Israeli media reported last week that an ISIS commander from the Sinai visited the Gaza Strip, raising the stakes even higher.”

Radwan said that Clinton’s remarks were a sign of “complete bias in favor of the Zionist occupation and an attempt to cause confusion, appease the occupation and win the votes of American Jews” in the next US presidential election.

The Hamas leader warned Clinton and other US politicians not to involve the Palestinian issue in the election campaign. “These remarks constitute a deviation from values and morals and a cover-up for all Zionist crimes against our people,” he added.

Clinton was referring to a report on Israel’s Channel 2 from last week that claimed that Shadi al-Menei, the commander of ISIS in the Sinai, had met with Hamas leaders in the Gaza Strip. The report said that the two sides discussed ways that the terrorist groups could increase cooperation and coordinate attacks. Hamas has denied the report.

Related Content

July 20, 2018
Trump's mideast peace team to Hamas: Stop terror in exchange for aid

By JULIANE HELMHOLD