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Funeral for a militant in Gaza

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 00:34

Oct. 14 - Hundreds of men march through the streets in Gaza in a funeral processions for a militant killed by Israel late on Saturday. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Hundreds of men marched through the streets of Al Bureij refugee camp in Gaza on Sunday in a funeral processions for one of two Gazan militants killed by Israel late on Saturday. The two were the most senior al Qaeda-affiliates in the Palestinian enclave, with links to jihadi networks in Egypt, Jordan and Iraq, sources said on Sunday. The disclosures about Hisham al-Saedni and Ashraf al-Sabah, hit by an air-launched missile as they rode a motorcycle, showed the depth of Israel's focus on Salafi Islamists who, while with a fringe presence in Gaza, have also clashed with its Hamas government and operated in the Egyptian Sinai next door. Salafi sources described the men as leaders, respectively, of Tawhid wa-Jihad (One God and Holy War) and Ansar Al-Sunna (Followers of the Sunna, the words and deeds of the Prophet Mohammad). The two movements share al Qaeda's vision of global jihad and opposed the more pragmatic Islamism espoused by Hamas and Cairo's politically dominant Muslim Brotherhood.

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Funeral for a militant in Gaza

Sunday, October 14, 2012 - 00:34