New Guys in Town
Eyewitnesses told The Jerusalem Post that Adnan Manasreh, 30, a prominent member of the Salafi branch in the Gaza Strip, was gunned down as he walked out of a mosque in the Shajaiyeh neighborhood of Gaza City last Friday. Two of his relatives were wounded in the attack.
"Four masked gunmen approached him and opened fire, killing him instantly," the witnesses reported. "They fled in a white Peugeot."
Ayman Taha, a Hamas spokesman in the Gaza Strip, strongly denied that his movement was behind the assassination.
"These lies are being spread by Fatah and its media outlets," he said. "They are aimed at driving a wedge between our people. Some people in Fatah are trying to renew the infighting [with Hamas]."
In a separate development, unidentified gunmen blew up another Internet cafe in the Gaza Strip over the weekend. No one was hurt in the attack, the latest in a series of similar attacks on Internet cafes in the area in the past four months. A group calling itself the Righteous Swords of Islam claimed responsibility for the attacks.
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