Gaza-based expert says local population exposed to the views of Salafi groups that embrace a more radical version of Islam, but offer an alternative to Hamas’ corruption.
By Elizabeth Blade
Earlier this month Hamas “police” stormed the Gaza home of Yunis Hunnar, believed to be a member of a Salafi group linked to ISIS. A Hamas spokesman later said Hunnar had carried out attacks against the ruling group in May. Nor was it the first time Hamas’ rule had been challenged by Islamists more radical than itself.
In 2006 – in tight cooperation with Hamas’ military wing – a Salafi cell called “Soldiers of Allah” kidnapped Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit. Continue Reading »
In message to Jerusalem, radical Salafi terrorist organization promises to continue fight against Israel for supporting Egypt.
IDF Spokesperson’s Unit says Iron Dome intercepted rocket with no injuries or damage reported.
By: Meir Ohayon
The radical Salafi organization Ansar Bait al-Maqdis took responsibility for the rocket fired towards Eilat Friday night.
Egyptian security forces try to disperse supporters of Egypt’s ousted President Mohammed Morsi protesting against the government in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, Jan. 31, 2014. Photo by AP
In an announcement by the al-Qaeda affiliate, the organization said the rocket was launched towards the Jewish State because of the “cooperation between Egypt and Israel and the bombing of Gazan residents.” Continue Reading »
A Salafi Muslim jihadist group operating out of Egypt has claimed responsibility for Wednesday morning’s dual rocket attack on the Israeli resort city of Eilat.
A Salafi Muslim jihadist group has claimed responsibility for Wednesday morning’s rocket attack on the Israeli Red Sea resort city of Eilat.
One of the rockets fired at Eilat. – Photo by Eilat Police
“The lions of the Mujahedeen Shura Council in the Environs of Jerusalem managed to target occupied Eilat with two Grad rockets on the morning of April 17, and withdrew safely,” a statement posted on jihadist web sites said. Continue Reading »
An Egyptian Salafist group warned that eating tomatoes are “forbidden because they are Christian.”
An Egyptian Salafist group appears to be trying to retract a post on Facebook that warned that eating tomatoes are “forbidden because they are Christian.”
Islam tomato -Photo: Facebook/Popular Egyptian Islamic Association
The Muslim traditionalist group, calling themselves the Popular Egyptian Islamic Association, claims that tomatoes are offensive if they are cut in such a way that reveals the shape of a cross, according to the Now Lebanon website.
“Eating tomatoes is forbidden because they are Christian,” the group posted on its Facebook page, along with of a photo of tomato cut in half to reveal what could be interpreted as a cross. Continue Reading »