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Gaza Salafists Accuse Hamas Of Harassment, Torture

Salafist prisoners in Gaza have reportedly begun a hunger strike in protest against their detention and continued harassment by Hamas authorities, Mohammed Suliman reports.
Palestinians take part in a protest calling for the release of what they say are jailed Salafist relatives from Hamas prisons, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip April 6, 2013. The flag reads, "There is no God but Allah, Mohammed is the messenger of Allah." REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION) - RTXYAQR

Salafist groups in Gaza recently accused the Hamas-controlled government of launching a campaign targeting its members on charges related to rocket fire into the south of Israel, and trying to sabotage the Egyptian-mediated truce agreement between Palestinian militant groups and Israel.

On April 28, several families of Salafist detainees languishing in government detention centers gathered in Gaza City to protest their family members’ detention and call for their immediate release.

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