RAFAH, August 21, 2017 (WAFA) – Masked gunmen Monday opened fire at a Hamas post, a police station and a Hamas checkpoint in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, local source said. No casualties were reported.
The series of attacks were apparently a response from Salafist Jihadist groups to Hamas crackdown on its supporters.
Gunmen first attacked a Hamas post, and within an hour an attack was reported against the Rafah police station. Shortly after four people in a car threw five hand grenades at a checkpoint to the west of Rafah.
The attacks, which reflect decline in the security situation in Gaza, came after a member of the Jihadists blew himself up in a group of Hamas operatives in Rafah after he and another member were stopped for inspection when they apparently attempted to sneak into Egypt to carry out a military operation there. One Hamas member was killed in the attack.