Hamas Launches Crackdown on Salafist Groups in Gaza Strip

May 5, 2015 1:34 PM

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The ruling Hamas militant group has launched a crackdown on radical Salafi groups following a series of unclaimed bombings in the Gaza Strip.

Hamas, an Islamic militant group that has ruled Gaza with an iron fist for the past eight years, considers the more radical Salafists a threat. Salafists accuse Hamas of being too soft on Israel and failing to adequately impose religious law.

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