Salafi groups in the Gaza Strip threatened on Monday to fire rockets at Israel in response to what they called “Hamas crimes and conspiracies” against Salafis living in the strip.The weird thing is, from the Salafi viewpoint, this makes perfect sense.
The threat came in reaction to the arrest of militants suspected of targeting members of the armed wings of Hamas and Islamic Jihad Sunday with a series of bombings on Sunday.
The Salafi groups argued in a statement that Hamas' security services were utilizing the recent attacks "to justify its arrest campaign” as an excuse for disproportionate targeting of Salafis.
"The Salafis have decided to respond to these crimes and these blows dealt by Hamas by pointing rockets towards the occupation (Israel) and carrying out reprisals," the statement read.
If they shoot rockets into Israel and Israel ignores them, they become heroes for shooting at the Zionists.
If Israel retaliates against Hamas by saying they are responsible for all rocket fire from Gaza, the Salafis win because their enemies are hurt.
If Israel targets Salafis, then they become martyrs.
Attacking Jews is a career move in the Middle East that cannot fail.