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Gaza Car Bombs Target Hamas, ISIS Flags Found Near Scene

Five cars belonging to members of Islamic groups, including rulers Hamas, were blown up by bombs early Sunday, Gaza’s Interior Ministry said.
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Palestinians gather around a burned car in Gaza City on July 19,after explosions destroyed five cars in Gaza belonging to members of Hamas and Islamic Jihad.MOHAMMED ABED / AFP - Getty Images
/ Source: Associated Press

TEL AVIV – Five cars belonging to members of Islamic groups, including rulers Hamas, were blown up by bombs early Sunday, Gaza’s Interior Ministry said.

ISIS flags were found near some of the cars, ministry spokesman Iyad Basson told NBC News, but no group claimed responsibility.

There were no injuries but one house was burned, he said.

Hamas recently launched a fierce crackdown on suspected ISIS supporters in the territory.

Extremists in Gaza inspired by ISIS have attacked Hamas positions in the past and have also fired rockets at Israel in an attempt to undermine Hamas by violating the cease-fire that followed last year's war. They believe Hamas is soft on Israel and has failed to properly establish Islamic rule in the territory.