The Gaza Strip is the home of several rising militant organizations that will threaten Israel, Egypt, and the Palestinian Authority, particularly HAMAS. HAMAS is the most powerful Palestinian organization in Gaza.
The Popular Resistance Committee (PRC) is a coalition of various Palestinian factions that oppose what they view as a conciliatory approach by the Palestinian Authority and Fatah against Israel. PRC groups are active in the Gaza Strip. The groups that comprise the PRC are primarily ex-Fatah fighters and members of the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade who are alleged to be inspired and financed by Hezbollah, and the PRC is considered to be a Hezbollah proxy.
The Mujahideen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem (MSC) is an al-Qaeda affiliated organization that operates in the Gaza Strip and the Egyptian Sinai Peninsula. The organization emerged following the Egyptian Arab Uprising, and has carried out attacks against Israeli civilians. It describes violence against Israelis as a religious obligation.
Paul Ashley is the Senior Counter-Terrorist Analyst at 361 Security