Thursday, February 01, 2007


Now the AP admits it, there was never one to begin with:
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip - Gunfights between Hamas and Fatah gunmen erupted across the Gaza Strip on Thursday, killing four people, wounding several others and effectively destroying a three-day truce that brought a brief period of quiet to the volatile area.

Hamas militants fired mortar shells near Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' residence in Gaza City and nearby street battles sent residents fleeing in terror. Some left their cars idling while they sought shelter. Masked gunmen took up positions on rooftops, while others took cover in alleyways below. Abbas was not in Gaza at the time.
That's a shame. If he were, maybe he'd end up taking the flak he's asking for.
The violence broke out in the central Gaza town of Bureij after Hamas militants hijacked a convoy delivering supplies to the Fatah-allied security forces, security officials said. Security reinforcements were seen flooding into the town.

Soon after, separate gunbattles broke out in Gaza City and in northern Gaza outside a military intelligence post. Security officials said Hamas militants fired a rocket at the post and then sacked it, injuring five members of the security forces. At least two Hamas supporters were wounded, Hamas said.

A Fatah member was kidnapped in northern Gaza during the clashes, and one security officer was wounded, security officials said.
So now they've taken to using rockets against each other, I see. I wouldn't be surprised if grenades come next.

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