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Salafists denounce Hamas: From resistance to crackdown on resistance
Middle East Online ^ | unattributed

Posted on 04/07/2013 7:13:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv

The Palestinian movement Hamas which rules Gaza has arrested two Islamists in connection with rocket attacks on Israel, sources close to a Salafist group said Thursday...

The source said it was part of a "campaign to pursue Salafists after the targeting of Israel with rockets."

A Gaza-based Salafist group claimed firing rockets at Israel on Tuesday and Wednesday that landed in open fields, causing no damage or casualties. In response, Israel carried out two air strikes, also without causing harm.

The Mujahedeen Shura Council said the rocket attacks were a response to the death of a Palestinian who died of cancer while serving a life sentence in an Israeli prison...

The Islamist movement Hamas, which has ruled the Gaza Strip since 2007, has regularly cracked down on Salafists in the territory, notably in 2009...

In response to the rocket attacks Israel has tightened a maritime restriction barring Gaza fishermen from operating more than three nautical miles off the Mediterranean coast.

The already stringent limits were tightened from six miles on March 21 after Salafist militants fired two rockets at southern Israel as US President Barack Obama was visiting the country.

Israel also closed down Kerem Shalom, Gaza's only goods crossing, and imposed tight restrictions on travel into and out of the territory via the northern Erez terminal which was limited to medical emergencies only.

A week later, the restrictions on the two crossings were lifted and Kerem Shalom and Erez began operating as normal.

But the fishing limitations were left in place...

"It was decided after continuous firing of rockets today to keep the fishing zone limited to three miles until there is a political decision (to lift it)," a military spokesman said on Wednesday.

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TOPICS: Israel; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: hamas; israel; salafists; waronterror
Crackdown on Salafists has become regular in Gaza

Crackdown on Salafists has become regular in Gaza

1 posted on 04/07/2013 7:13:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
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Well, this is interesting...

2 posted on 04/07/2013 7:14:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (Romney would have been worse, if you're a dumb ass.)
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To: SunkenCiv

Wah. Just a little spat due to Hamas = Muslim Brotherhood. The focus will shift quickly enough back to Israel.

3 posted on 04/07/2013 7:16:16 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Maybem but the Muslim Brotherhood led Egyptians have come down pretty hard on the smuggling tunnels.

4 posted on 04/07/2013 7:25:27 PM PDT by ckilmer
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To: ckilmer

The only ones making those claims are the liberal Israeli papers. Those should be taken with more than just the average grain of salt.

5 posted on 04/07/2013 7:33:57 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: SunkenCiv

The Brotherhood versus al Qaeda in Egypt. Bad versus worse.

6 posted on 04/07/2013 11:39:28 PM PDT by dervish (either the vote was corrupt or the electorate is)
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