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Antall drepte i striden mellom Hamas og Jund Ansar Allah er offisielt 24 drept og 150 sårede, men menneskerettsgrupper tror tallet vil stige. Det tyder på en viss oppslutning.

Siste ord er heller ikke sagt: en ny gruppe, Sannhetens Sverd, la ut en melding om hevn og boikott av Hamas-tro moskeer.

Problemet for Hamas er at våpenhvilen med Israel dvs. innstillingen av den væpnede kampen og den ufullførte islamiseringen av samfunnslivet, skaper en åpning for mer radikale grupper.

The crackdown solidified Hamas’ strong hold on power in Gaza. However, a previously unknown group named Suyouf al-Haq, or the Swords of Truth, called for revenge against Hamas and a boycott of its mosques in a statement posted on several Palestinian sites.

Rafah remained a closed military area Sunday, and journalists were kept away as Hamas security checked vehicles in and around the combat zone.

At least 150 people were wounded in the fighting, which began Friday afternoon after Moussa’s fiery speech and continued throughout the night in two fierce gunbattles outside his mosque and his home.

Hamas: Gaza order restored after bloody weekend