Hamas over the weekend accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas of being responsible for the assassination of its interior minister, Said Siam.
Siam, who was in charge of Hamas's security forces and militias in the Gaza Strip, was the most senior leader of the movement to be killed during Operation Cast Lead.
He was killed Thursday during an air-strike on his brother's residence in Gaza City. The brother, Iyad, was also killed in the attack, as was Siam's son.
Salah Bardaweel, a Hamas legislator and spokesman, accused Abbas of playing a "major role" in the assassination of Siam and the military offensive against Hamas.
- IT'S GOOD NEWS IF THIS IS TRUE. (IT PROBABLY IS!)
- AND IT'S BETTER NEWS IF IT LEADS TO AN INTERNECINE WAR.
- [NOTE: SIAM LED THE COUP AGAINST FATAH IN GAZA.]