Jund Ansar Allah is an armed Islamist organization operating in the Gaza Strip. In 2009 the group's spiritual leader, Sheikh Abdel Latif Moussa, announced the establishment of an Islamic emirate in the Palestinian territories and criticized the ruling power, Hamas, for failing to enforce Sharia law. In response, Hamas attacked the organization. 24 people died during the fighting, including Moussa. According to Egyptian officials: "There is a high probability that those who committed the massacre (see Incidents below) of the 16 soldiers are members of Palestinian Islamic Jaljala Army, which is a group considered an offshoot of Hamas but with more radical beliefs. They are a force in the hundreds after their leader Abdel Latif Moussa was killed in 2009 for announcing a Palestinian in Emirate in Gaza challenging Hamas' authority."VideoVideo: 2009 Jund Ansar Allah - The Expedition of Al-Balaagh in Gaza [Part 2 of 3]
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