Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Abbas clings on as Gaza implodes

Agree with it not, this is the analysis from one of our members on the ground in Palestine.

By Carolynne Wheeler and Loveday Morris in Jerusalem,

Sunday Telegraph, 21/05/2007

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas is close to losing his grip on power in the Gaza Strip after a week in which 50 people have died in violence between opposing militias.

His Gaza residence has come under attack, his Fatah forces are taking heavy casualties from militant organisation Hamas, and Palestinian government officials deem it too dangerous for him to visit the war-torn territory. His own officials have warned him that he is at risk of assassination.

1 comment:

William said...

Ari was upset that the Qassam attacks were only mentioned at the end of the article. A sensitive subject altogether