11 Salafist activists flee Gaza into Egypt through tunnels

PNN/Gaza

On Tuesday, a Hebrew radio broadcast claimed that 11 Salafists fled from the Gaza Strip and managed to escape into Egypt through the tunnels in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.

According to the radio report, the Hamas government obtained information about their flight to Egypt and arrested a number of people involved.

In recent weeks, Salafist activists — affliliated with the Islamic State (ISIL), took responsibility for rocket attacks toward Israel and threatened to launch more if Hamas did not release detainees and confiscate their weapons. As tensions have risen, Salafist groups in Gaza have been threatened by Hamas leaders.