The Islamic State terror group appears to have joined the Palestinian Authority [PA] and Hamas in their campaign to silence Palestinian journalists.

Over the past few days, several Palestinian journalists have received death threats from the “Gaza branch” of Islamic State. The group accused the journalists of publishing “lies” about Islamic State in particular, and Islam in general.

The threats were sent to the journalists through social media and messages to their mobile phones.

“Islamic State warns the journalist and media people against their continued and constant attacks on us,” read one of the messages sent to the journalists. “We in Islamic State affirm that we will execute the rule of the sharia [Islamic religious law] against these apostates, who are sowing discord among Muslims.”

The last threats have created panic among many Palestinian journalists, who are already being targeted by Hamas in the Gaza Strip and the PA in the West Bank.

Source: Gatestone Institute