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  8/23/2014, Av 27, 5774

Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal: Don't Compare us to ISIS


Hamas's Qatar-based leader Khaled Meshaal has objected to Israel Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's comparison between the Palestinian Islamist terror group and the Islamic State, or ISIS.

Speaking Thursday to visiting US Congressman Darrell Issa (R-CA), Netanyahu said Israel was fighting the same war against Islamist terrorism as the US and other countries current working to combat the spread of the brutal Islamic State.

"We face the same Islamist network and we have to fight it together," Netanyahu stated. "Hamas is ISIS, ISIS is Hamas."