Hamas, Islamic Jihad Condemn ISIL’s Terrorist Acts in Gaza as Product of Israeli Plot
The joint statement by the Palestinian resistance movements came after multiple car bomb explosions were carried out in the besieged Gaza Strip, targeting vehicles belonging to members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.
Ezzedin Qassam and Saraya al-Qods, the military wings of Hamas and Islamic Jihad, respectively reiterated that ISIL has carried out the attacks at the order of Israel.
The two Palestinian resistance groups vowed to give a crushing response to the Takfiri terrorists.
According to media reports, the blasts occurred on Sunday morning in the Sheikh Radwan neighborhood, with reports saying that two people were injured in the attacks.
The casualties have not been officially confirmed.
No individual or group has claimed responsibility for the attacks, which are said to have involved at least five car bombs.
However, militants affiliated with the Velayat Sinai terror group – previously known as the Ansar Bait al-Maqdis – are believed to be behind the assaults, according to reports.
The Takfiri terrorist group, which is allied to ISIL, is responsible for most of the attacks in Egypt’s volatile Sinai Peninsula.
Hamas has taken strict measures in the besieged territory to curb the activities of terrorists affiliated with ISIL.
On July 1, Mahmoud al-Zahar, a founding member of Hamas, said the resistance movement would respond to any threats from the terrorist group after militants from the ISIL threatened to attack the Palestinian resistance movement in a 16-minute video released earlier in the day.
In April, security forces with the Palestinian movement arrested a radical Salafist cleric on charges of membership in the Takfiri terrorist group.