Islamic Jihad imam 'beaten' by al-Qassam members
Published Thursday 10/04/2014 21:32
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- An imam affiliated with Palestinian militant group Islamic Jihad accused members of the the military wing of Hamas of assaulting him and firing shots near the Ibrahim Khalil mosque in the northern Gaza Strip.
Mureed al-Qanoo said that the incident was related to a conflict at his mosque, adding that the ministry of Islamic endowments in the northern Gaza Strip had previously dismissed him from his position at the nearby Bint al-Baz mosque in al-Safa area.
Al-Qanoo claimed that his dismissal and the attack by members of al-Qassam brigades were carried out because the mosque he worked at had come under Islamic Jihad control, adding that the decision was "arbitrary."
Spokesman for the Gaza police Ayub Abu Shaar said there was problem in the area where the shots were fired, but that police were in the area working to solve the issue.