DEBKAfile: no deal between Israel, Egypt, Hamas on fighting ISIS-Sinai
The Washington Post on Sunday published an article titled "Israel, Hamas and Egypt form unlikely alliance against Islamic State affiliate." It claimed Jerusalem, Cairo and Gaza are currently cooperating militarily against ISIS in the Sinai Peninsula.
DEBKAfile's military and counterterrorism sources: There is no such cooperation. On the contrary, Hamas is cooperating with ISIS-Sinai and providing it with intelligence, while ISIS-Sinai is coordinating its operations in the northern Sinai with Hamas and transferring its wounded fighters to hospitals in Gaza for treatment. Also, a senior operations officer from the military wing of Hamas, the Izzuddin al-Qassam brigades, is posted next to the headquarters of ISIS-Sinai.