Islamic State declares war on Hamas with an execution video

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ISIS are plotting to overthrow their own jihadist comrades Hamas in revenge for letting Donald Trump declare Jerusalem as sworn enemy Israel's capital.

"We have been informed that the group of unbelievers in Gaza has declared war on God and turned its sword against those who order the rule of God", a black-clad IS member, referred to as Abu Kazem al-Maqdisi, said in the video. "No food, no water, no security, no border crossings, no education and no health", he told AFP.

Hamas doesn't recognize the legitimacy of Israel, and its charter called for Israel's total destruction until 2017, when it was revised to allow for acceptance of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.

Many Israeli officials have lobbied the U.S.to stop payment because UNRWA is influenced by Hamas.

Speaking with Sputnik Radio's Loud & Clear about Trump's threat to axe funding to the Palestinians, cofounder of The Electronic Intifada, Ali Abumimah, said it would be important to determine whether the funding cuts would hit UNRWA or the Palestinian Authority.

A statement issued by Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdallah said the request was to "alleviate the suffering of the people of Gaza and to improve living conditions".

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Israel has started work to fully restore electricity supplies to Gaza.

Even with the restoration the residents of Gaza will only have around six hours of electricity per day.

In April, Abbas announced he was cancelling the guarantee, part of a bid to press Hamas to loosen its hold over the enclave.

The PA's request coincides with heightened Israeli-Palestinian tensions.

IS is accusing the Palestinian militant group of cracking down on jihadists and not taking a stronger stance against the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital. At least 13 Palestinians were killed during clashes with Israeli security forces, according to Palestinian media.

PA President Mahmoud Abbas slammed Trump's declaration last month recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, saying that the US could no longer be considered an unbiased broker in solving the conflict. An Israeli military spokeswoman said it is investigating whether the teen was holding a firearm, a claim witnesses and medics deny.

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