Haaretz, Dec 19, 2017
The Hamas government in Gaza has in recent days arrested many Salafi militants, apparently with the aim of halting their groups' rocket fire into Israel. Hamas has sent a message through several channels, above all Egyptian intelligence, that it seeks to avoid a an escalation of the recent violence with Israel.
According to Hamas, among those arrested were operatives responsible for the recent rocket launches. It seems that some of these men were tortured by Hamas’ security people.