Hamas has an Islamic Jihad problem in the Gaza Strip - analysis

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Hamas has an Islamic Jihad problem in the Gaza Strip - analysis
It's obvious that the Palestinian Islamic Jihad has become a major threat not only to Israel but to Hamas as well.
By KHALED ABU TOAMEH
Published: AUGUST 6, 2022

Regardless of how and when the current round of fighting ends, it’s clear that the Iranian-backed Islamic Jihad organization has managed to reassert its status as the second largest and most influential terror group in the Gaza Strip. It’s also obvious that Islamic Jihad has become a major threat not only to Israel, but to Hamas as well. Similarly, it has also become a real threat to the Palestinian Authority, especially in the northern West Bank.

In the past several years, Islamic Jihad has been openly challenging Hamas by operating as a state-within-a-state in the Gaza Strip. Hamas leaders have always displayed intolerance towards rival groups in the coastal enclave.

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