Saturday, April 28, 2007

As Gaza Burns

This is an important background article for those that wish to understand the mess in Gaza. Avi Issacharoff analyzes the power of Palestinian clans in Gaza and their contribution to the lawlessnes:

AS GAZA BURNS By Avi Issacharoff - Haaretz - April 27, 2007
Members of the Abu-Sharah family, one of the most famous clans in the Gaza Strip, marched through the streets of Gaza City on Tuesday, carrying the body of Hassan Abu-Sharah. They took the body straight to the courtyard of the Palestinian parliament. Palestinian policemen tried to prevent the group from entering, but several dozen armed men from the clan easily pushed past them and started shooting in the air. They demanded that the Palestinian Authority arrest Hassan's murderers, although they were aware that the chances of the security forces taking such action were virtually nil. Hassan, 54, had been shot dead two days earlier by members of one of the largest and strongest clans in the city: the Durmush clan.


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