Islamic State Supporters claims mortar attack on Hamas in Gaza



Illustrative photo of men holding up an Islamic State flag on July 18, 2014. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)
Illustrative photo of men holding up an Islamic State flag on July 18, 2014. (AFP/Tauseef Mustafa)

GAZA CITY – A jihadist group that recently emerged in the Gaza Strip claimed Friday a mortar attack on a base belonging to the Islamist Hamas movement in charge of the blockaded territory.

In a statement posted online, the group calling itself Supporters of the Islamic State in Jerusalem said it fired mortar rounds at a base used by Hamas’s armed wing, the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, in Khan Yunis in southern Gaza.

Witnesses told AFP they heard explosions close to Khan Yunis.

A bomb attack this week targeted Hamas’s security headquarters in Gaza after radical Islamists issued a threatening message calling for the release of prisoners.

Hamas security forces arrested a Salafist leader last month, alleging that he was a supporter of the Islamic State group (IS) that holds vast swathes…

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Loop reaches 200,000 users

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Loop, our new research network for scientists, reached 200,000 users this week!

We officially launched Loop in January 2015 as a research network for scientists and are thrilled at how fast it’s growing. In fact, many of the top scientists and researchers in the world have profiles on Loop, and thousands of institutes are represented on the platform, with Harvard, National Institutes of Health and The Max Planck Society ranking as the top 3 institutes with the most Loop profiles.

Loop was launched with the goal to take open-access publishing to the next level and increase the readership and impact of researchers and their articles. Loop is the first open, cross-platform research network and Loop profiles are available for integration into any academic website, including scholarly publishers, universities and other academic organizations. This allows for the discoverability of researchers and their work across multiple domains with Loop currently integrated into…

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