The Field Follow-up Committee at the Ibin Tamima Media Center in Gaza, claimed that members of the Hamas security forces, opened fire at Salafi fighters, in northern Gaza, and wounded one of them, after preventing them from firing shells into adjacent Israeli targets, the Palestine News Network (PNN) has reported.The committee said that incident took place Monday when Hamas fighters and security forces chased Salafi fighters in the Tuwam area, shot and wounded one of them before moving him to an unknown location.

It added that fighters of the Al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, have been deployed close to border areas, with the sole responsibility of preventing all armed groups from firing shells into Israel, and stated that the Interior Security Forces, running under the Ministry of Interior in Gaza, are coordinating their activities with the Al-Qassam Brigades.

A few days ago, Qassam fighters reportedly attacked Abdullah Al-Khatoumi, a Salafi fighter from An-Nusseirat refugee camp, and arrested him after inflicting several fractures to various parts of his body, the Follow-up committee claimed.

It added that dozens of Salafi fighters are currently imprisoned by Hamas in Gaza, and are facing very difficult conditions, and claimed that “some figures in Hamas and the Al-Qassam Brigades only believe in violence in countering the Salafi Jihadist groups in the Gaza Strip.”