No, Hamas Isn't Islamic State

A new campaign comparing Hamas to Islamic State fits a long pattern of demonizing Palestinian groups.

For decades, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict has played out in three ways: through direct military clashes, an ideological struggle across the wider Middle East, and in the court of Western public opinion. The latter contest has now moved to New York City's buses and subway entrances. These will reportedly carry 100 posters that link the Palestinian militant group Hamas with jihadist organizations like al-Qaeda, Islamic State (also known by the acronym ISIS) and Boko Haram.

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