Friday, January 26, 2007

Six killed in Gaza as factional clashes escalate

By Avi Issacharoff, Haaretz Correspondent, Haaretz Service and Agencies

Rival Palestinian factions clashed across the Gaza Strip on Thursday and Friday, killing six people, as thousands of Hamas supporters marched on Friday to mark the Islamist group's election victory over Fatah opponents last year.

Three Hamas supporters, a militant from the Fatah-linked Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades and two bystanders were killed in violence which began with a bombing on Thursday night and continued with a spate of shootings on Friday.


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1 comment:

William said...

In a sense this is all a hang over from Arafat who factionalised Palestinian security. Abu Mazin has failed to unify the security forces and his policy of factionalising the police force has encouraged Hamas to set up its own private force. Very sad.