Swords of Truth

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The Swords of Truth is a Palestinian Islamist group based in the Gaza Strip.

In 2007, the group threatened to behead female TV broadcasters who don't wear strict Islamic dress.[1] The threat was sent by e-mail to news organizations: "We will cut throats, and from vein to vein, if needed to protect the spirit and moral of this nation."[1]

The group has previously claimed responsibility for bombing Internet cafes and music shops.[1] The assailants used to detonate small bombs outside businesses at night, causing damage but no injuries.

According to a senior Palestinian security official The Swords of Truth has fewer than 100 members and was formed in 2006.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c d Diaa, Hadid, Islamic Group Targets Women Newscasters, Associated Press, 2 June, 2007.