‘Mad Max territory’: Armed groups take control in parts of Gaza

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Dr Andreas Krieg, a Middle East security analyst and lecturer at King’s College London, said that clan control would undermine Israel’s security interests.

“Some of these clans have competed with Hamas in the past to run smuggling and criminal networks,” he said, adding that the deadly raids of 7 October also showed the danger they pose.

“Hamas centrally planned the operation, but we have also seen that this was a network that included all kinds of non-state actors and militias, some closely affiliated to local tribes,” Dr Krieg said. “I would say that probably some of the worst atrocities were committed by affiliates of Hamas that are more closely aligned with these tribal networks in Gaza.”
Period28 Mar 2024
Held ati News, United Kingdom