Gaza Blast Hit Hamas, Islamic Jihad Vehicles

A series of blasts rocked the Gaza district of Sheikh Radwan, a Hamas stronghold. The blasts wounded two people and destroyed at least five cars belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants. The blasts come amid a power struggle between Hamas and Islamist extremist groups in Gaza. There was no immediate claim of responsibility.

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A blast that rocked Gaza today is likely part of a power struggle in Gaza, between Hamas, Islamic Jihad militants and new factions affiliated with ISIS, infiltrating the Gaza strip from neighboring Sinai. Photo: Reuters
A blast that rocked Gaza today is likely part of a power struggle in Gaza, between Hamas, Islamic Jihad militants and new factions affiliated with ISIS, infiltrating the Gaza strip from neighboring Sinai. Photo: Reuters
A series of blasts rocked the Gaza district of Sheikh Radwan, a Hamas stronghold. The blasts wounded two people and destroyed at least five cars belonging to Hamas and Islamic Jihad militants.

There was no immediate claim of responsibility. However, pictures at the scene of one of the blasts showed the Islamic State group’s flag painted on a wall.

The blasts come amid a power struggle between Hamas and Islamist extremist groups in Gaza.