Report: Four Palestinians kidnapped by ISIS’ Sinai affiliate are Hamas operatives

Senior Egyptian sources said on Thursday that the four Palestinians who were kidnapped on Wednesday after crossing Rafah Crossing are members of Hamas, according to Palestinian news agency Ma’an. According to these sources, the local ISIS affiliate in the Sinai was responsible for the kidnapping, hoping to exert pressure on Hamas to release 50 Salafist operatives from captivity in Gaza and to receive a commitment that Hamas will not harass these operatives in the future.



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