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Gaza: Islamic State

Question for Foreign and Commonwealth Office

UIN 5798, tabled on 7 July 2015

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what reports he has received of ISIL-linked terrorists operating in Gaza.

Answered on

14 July 2015

We are concerned about the recent rise in the number of small Salafi groups in Gaza that sympathise or self-identify with ISIL. This highlights the urgent need for all the parties to reach an agreement that addresses the underlying causes of conflict in Gaza to restore security under the Palestinian Authority, and reduce the risk of radicalisation inside Gaza. We are monitoring the situation closely.