Hamas cracks down on Salafists in Gaza Strip – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

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Hamas cracks down on Salafists in Gaza Strip – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East.

alestinian Salafists shout during a protest outside the French Cultural Center in Gaza City, Jan. 19, 2015. (photo by REUTERS/Suhaib Salem)

Hamas cracks down on Salafists in Gaza Strip

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — The confrontation between the Salafist jihadist movement and Hamas-led security services in the Gaza Strip has returned to the surface following a two-year truce between the two sides.

SUMMARY⎙ PRINTA recent series of arrests shows that despite mediation efforts trying to quell the conflict, animosity between Hamas and Salafists seems to be growing.
AUTHORAsmaa al-GhoulPOSTEDMay 10, 2015
TRANSLATORJoelle El-Khoury

Strong tensions returned after security servicesarrested Salafist Sheikh Adnan Mayt, a prominent Salafist jihadist activist, April 6. This was followed by the arrest of other Salafists and raids of their homes, an April 29 statement

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