In the Gaza Strip, Islamic State (ISIS)-inspired terrorists accused a resort of hosting a music concert for men and women – and then attacked.
Last Thursday, an explosive device was detonated at Bianco Resort, one of the Gaza Strip’s most opulent coastal tourist destinations.
The violence occurred when Muslim fanatics accused the resort of hosting a mixed-gender performance. No one was wounded, but the resort’s perimeter wall was damaged.
According to Palestinian authorities, the attack was carried out by Salafi-Jihadist militants.
Palestinian Association of Restaurants, Hotels and Tourism Services condemns as immoral the targeting of Bianco Resort in the Gaza Strip with an explosive device. The resort was accused of holding a mixed party for men and women. pic.twitter.com/lDoMcJdewW
— Khaled Abu Toameh (@KhaledAbuToameh) August 8, 2021
Members of the Gaza Strip’s Islamic State (ISIS)-inspired organisations accused the resort of staging a music event for men and women on the beach of Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip.
Some members of the groups claimed they had warned the owner not to hold the event, but he disregarded their advice.
Over the last decade, Salafi-Jihadist militants have regularly clashed with Hamas members in Gaza. Hamas has also detained or executed several of the organisations’ members.
It asked that all individuals involved in “this heinous crime” face legal consequences.
According to PCHR’s investigations, at approximately 11:55 p.m. Friday night, unknown perpetrators installed and detonated an explosive device adjacent to the resort’s northeastern wall. Parts of the wall collapsed as a result of the explosion.
According to the resort’s owner, Suhail al-Saqqa, a guy came to the resort last Wednesday and demanded that the employees postpone a concert set for the following evening. He claimed to have received permission from the Hamas-controlled Ministry of Interior.
According to a Hamas-affiliated source, some people have been apprehended in connection with the incident.
The attack on the resort was condemned by a number of Palestinian factions, including the PLO’s Leninist-Marxist Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), as well as the Palestinian People’s Party (formerly the Palestinian Communist Party).
According to the factions, the explosion demonstrated the growing influence of ISIS-inspired groups in the Gaza Strip.