"Many states in the region and in the West are beginning to understand that this is a single front, that Hamas is ISIS and ISIS is Hamas. They act in the same way. They are branches of the same poisonous tree. They are two extremist Islamic terrorist movements that abduct and murder innocents, that execute their own people, that shrink at nothing including the willful murder of children. In recent days we heard from Hamas spokesmen that they admit to what we have been saying all along, that they murdered [the three Israeli teens] Eyal, Gilad and Naftali."
"Both movements are, in effect, making an effort to establish Islamic
rule, caliphates, without human rights, across wide areas, by
slaughtering minorities....With every passing day the world understands
more and more that Hamas operates like ISIS and that ISIS operates like
Hamas. The State of Israel will continue to stand alongside the
civilized world in its war against extremist and violent Islam." (Prime Minister's Office)