Friday, December 15, 2006

Fatah and Hamas

Sometimes I wonder why the Israelis actually bother:

The ruling Hamas faction accused forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah of trying to kill Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and vowed to punish those responsible, raising fears of civil war.

Hamas spokesman Ismail Rudwan singled out by name a top Fatah official and lawmaker -- Mohammed Dahlan -- as being behind the shooting attack on Thursday on Haniyeh's convoy outside the Rafah border crossing between Gaza and Egypt.

One of Haniyeh's bodyguards was killed. Another bodyguard, the prime minister's son and a political adviser were wounded.

Simply, sa they have done, withdraw from the entire area and let them fight amongst themselves.

In other places it was reported that the PM was in fact arriving with $35 million in cash (and that takes up a lot of room you know, that would be 16 to 20 suitcases) that he'd raised to pay for the administration. That's sufficient justification for a gun battle isn't it?


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