Gazans increasingly fighting for Islamic State

( Despite the conflict raging between Israel and the Palestinian terror group Hamas in Gaza, several Palestinian terrorists from Gaza have been fighting for the Islamic State jihadist group in Iraq and Syria. 

According to Vocativ, several Palestinians from Rafah, Nuseirat, and Jabalia in Gaza have died fighting for the Islamic State.

Citing Islamic State forums and social media accounts, Vocativ said two of the Gazans who were recently killed were from the Sinai-based al-Qaeda-affiliated terror groups Ansar Beit al-Maqdis and Ansar al-Dawla al-Islamia.

Ansar al-Dawla posted on its Twitter page a short eulogy for one of the terrorits, Muhammad Naif al-Qarinawi, who was killed July in battle near Homs, Syria.

Vocativ listed several other Gazan Palestinians who have died fighting for the Islamic State. Wissam el-Attal, a 37-year-old dentist from Jabalia in Gaza, apparently carried out a suicide bombing in Aleppo and uploaded a video to YouTube to say goodbye to his family before he left. 

Additionally, reports indicate that several radical Salafist groups in Gaza have pledged support for the Islamic State. Some of these groups have claimed to fire rockets on Israel from Gaza.

Posted on August 25, 2014 .