Commenting on Hamas's role in the war, Eskin recalled that Hamas is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, adding that "the Muslim Brotherhood is, in a sense, partially ISIS," with some of their members "turning to ISIS: It happened in Iraq, it happened in Syria, when certain significant numbers of their people decided to become more radical."
As far as Israel's position toward ISIL is concerned, Eskin noted that "Israel is definitely threatened by ISIS, and has helped Yazidis and the Kurds in Iraq since the beginning of the fighting there. Israel was the first to assist them in their fight against ISIS. Thus, Israel has been fighting ISIS in indirect ways since shortly after ISIS came into existence."
Citing the recent arrests of ISIL-affiliated would-be terrorists in Moscow, Eskin emphasized that today, "everybody is threatened by ISIS. As far as Israel is concerned, the one thing I can say is that the country is trying not to interfere in Syrian affairs, since there are still anti-Israeli sentiments in the Arab world…the involvement of Israel could undermine Russian efforts, so Israel just needs to keep quiet about the situation in Syria. Let Russia and President Assad do the job. But on the other hand, Israel is assisting indirectly by helping the Yazidis and the Kurds to destroy ISIS in Iraq."
The analyst noted that "one thing is clear: terrorism is terrorism. And it's important that the West will help Russia, President Assad and Israel instead of criticizing, instead of undermining their efforts and spreading information which is not correct."