Unlikely Alliance: Israel, Egypt, Hamas Team Up To Battle Islamic State

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Fox News reports: Israel, Egypt, and Hamas agree on at least one thing: their mission to prevent the Islamic State terrorist group from expanding its grasp.

They chose to form an unlikely alliance against a ruthless ISIS affiliate that wreaked havoc on Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula – and claimed responsibility for downing a Russian plane in the region last year, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

Hamas two weeks ago sent several hundred fighters to Gaza’s border as part of a deal with Egypt to keep the extremists from entering the coastal territory.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu also praised his country’s decision to erect a new barrier between Israel and Egypt, warning that “we would have been overflowed by thousands of ISIS fighters from Sinai,” The Washington Post reports.

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