Sunday, August 3, 2008

When Palis Attack...Each Other

Hamas arrests Fatah men sent back to Gaza
About 30 pro-Fatah Palestinians who fled to Israel after fierce clashes in the Gaza Strip were sent back to the Hamas-controlled enclave on Sunday and the Islamist group said its forces immediately detained them.

Here's something we need more of: radical Islamists terrorizing each other for a change.

Hamas Releases Fatah Suspects, but Car Bombing Has Rival Factions on Alert
Hamas security forces fanned out across a tense Gaza Strip on Sunday, following a mysterious weekend car bombing that killed six people and sparked the toughest Hamas crackdown against its Fatah rivals in months.

Human rights groups said Hamas released over a dozen of the at least 160 Fatah men it arrested Saturday in connection with the bombing a day earlier, which killed five Hamas men and a 6-year-old girl. But Hamas police remained deployed in force around Gaza City, manning roadblocks and checking cars.

Fatah Arrests Hamas Activists on West Bank
Security forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction rounded up dozens of Hamas activists, including university lecturers, in the occupied West Bank on Monday, Hamas sources said.

Tensions between the factions rose sharply after a bombing in the Gaza Strip killed five Hamas militants and a girl on Friday.

Palestinian rivals: Fatah & Hamas
Two parties dominate Palestinian politics: Fatah which has been at the head of the Palestinian national movement since the 1950s, and the Islamist movement, Hamas, which won the parliamentary elections in January 2006.

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