Isis blamed for Gaza City bomb attacks

Four car bombs were detonated on Sunday morning in the latest attack on Gaza by the terrorist group

Caroline Mortimer
Monday 20 July 2015 11:01
Comments
A car bomb destoryed several vehicles outside the homes of Hamas officials in Gaza City
A car bomb destoryed several vehicles outside the homes of Hamas officials in Gaza City

Isis has been linked to at least four bombings that ripped through Gaza City, targeting cars belonging to key Hamas officials.

No one was killed in the attacks outside the homes of local officials in Gaza City’s Sheikh Radwan neighbourhood but an official from a nearby hospital said a young woman and a man were slightly injured.

There was no claim of responsibility but witnesses reported seeing a freshly painted Islamic State flag at the site of the explosions.

Isis has stepped up its attacks on the ruling faction Hamas in recent months after it launched a fierce crackdown on alleged supporters of the terrorist group.

Earlier this month, ISIS released a propaganda video where they threaten to overthrow Hamas because they were preoccupied by nationalistic and secular concerns and were not extreme enough.

Additional reporting by AP

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Please enter a valid email
Please enter a valid email
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Must be at least 6 characters, include an upper and lower case character and a number
Please enter your first name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
Please enter your last name
Special characters aren’t allowed
Please enter a name between 1 and 40 characters
You must be over 18 years old to register
You must be over 18 years old to register
Opt-out-policy
You can opt-out at any time by signing in to your account to manage your preferences. Each email has a link to unsubscribe.

By clicking ‘Create my account’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Register for free to continue reading

Registration is a free and easy way to support our truly independent journalism

By registering, you will also enjoy limited access to Premium articles, exclusive newsletters, commenting, and virtual events with our leading journalists

Already have an account? sign in

By clicking ‘Register’ you confirm that your data has been entered correctly and you have read and agree to our Terms of use, Cookie policy and Privacy notice.

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy policy and Terms of service apply.

Join our new commenting forum

Join thought-provoking conversations, follow other Independent readers and see their replies

Comments

Thank you for registering

Please refresh the page or navigate to another page on the site to be automatically logged inPlease refresh your browser to be logged in