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What is Harakat al-Sabireen and why is Hamas trying to block their expansion?

Attention shifted to Al-Sabireen Movement in Gaza after an explosion targeted its secretary-general’s house, raising questions about the real goals of this movement that had defected from the Islamic Jihad.

RAFAH, Gaza Strip — Many questions are circulating in Gaza about Al-Sabireen Movement for Supporting Palestine - HESN (Movement of Those Who Endure with Patience), whose activities and slogans have been increasing in the Gaza Strip. The movement is mainly concentrated in northern and central Gaza and in al-Shujaiyya neighborhood. Al-Sabireen’s activities are mainly security-oriented due to constant concerns about Israel targeting the movement’s members composed of youth who have split from the Islamic Jihad movement.

Meanwhile, a number of researchers and Salafi clerics have been accusing the movement of having Shiite affiliations and of being funded by Iran.

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