Qatari minister: Gaza could turn into ‘launching pad’ for #ISIS  

Palestinian infighting and years of an Israeli blockade could turn Gaza into an easy “launching pad” for Islamic State (ISIS) recruiters, Qatar’s foreign minister warned on Sunday, according to Reuters.Foreign minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said in an interview in Doha that a blockade imposed on Gaza’s borders by Israel and Egypt had turned the territory into an “open-air prison”.”If we will leave them as they are, people from Daesh can recruit them easily. They can start operations from there easily,” he told Reuters, using the Arabic acronym for the jihadist group.”It (Gaza) can transform also as a launching pad for extremism and for terrorism … That’s why we need to put an end to this,” he added.

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