In this Wednesday, June 10, 2015 photo, Palestinian Hamas gunmen ride on the back of a pick-up truck as they patrol the border with Israel near the southern Gaza Strip town of Khan Younis.(AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)
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Nearly a year after a devastating war, Israel and Gaza's Hamas rulers appear to have formed an unspoken alliance in a common battle against the shared threat of militants aligned with ISIS.Hamas, which seized power in Gaza eight years ago, has survived three wars, and the cost of toppling the group would be extremely high, so Israel appears content to contain Hamas and keep things quiet.The militants believe Hamas is soft on Israel and has failed to establish an Islamic state.That has transformed Israel and Hamas – bitter enemies for nearly three decades – into unspoken allies against a shared threat.Such a scene would have been unthinkable a year ago, when Israel and Hamas battled for 50 days in their third war since the Islamist militant group seized power in Gaza in 2007 .Hamas has honored the cease-fire that ended the war. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said he holds Hamas responsible for all attacks coming out of Gaza and threatened to use Israel's "full strength" to respond.Alon Ben-David, the senior military correspondent for Israel's Channel 10 TV, said Hamas was sending a conciliatory message to Israel.
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