The start of civil war in Palestine?
Posted by Exile on April 22, 2006
I saw it on the BBC World news and clapped my hands. Fatah supporters and Hamas supporters going for each other with guns blazing. Couldn’t be better.
The Israeli press picked it up and I went straight to Haaretz.com to see what they have to say.
Supporters of the rival Fatah and Hamas groups exchanged gunfire and hurled firebombs at each other on Saturday after Hamas’s political chief accused Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah of being a traitor.
Dozens of Palestinian
protesters were wounded in the clashes, the worst between the groups in several months. Fighting began when student supporters of the factions hurled stones at one another outside Gaza universities and intensified when gunmen joined in.
Medics said 20 people were wounded. Police forces were unable to control the hours-long clashes, witnesses said.
Now that’s what I call progress.
Visit Haaretz and read the article for background and information.