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"Hamas forces deployed en masse yesterday and raided various areas in Gaza in search of Mujahideen Shura Council operatives," a Hamas security source was quoted as saying.
The Islamist movement has also allegedly warned the other Palestinian factions in Gaza against collaborating with any of the Salafist cells.
Hamas also ordered Gaza's media not to cover any of the Salafi groups' operations.
Tensions between Hamas and the Salafi groups in Gaza Strip have always been palpable, and the situation escalated following August's attack on the Egyptian border post in Rafah, in which 16 Egyptian patrolmen were killed.
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