Skip to comments.Hamas mistakenly kills 5 of own fighters
Posted on 05/16/2007 5:25:24 AM PDT by listenhillary
Associated Press Published: 05.16.07, 13:30 / Israel News
Hamas gunmen kill five of own fighters in ambush of Fatah jeep as Gaza seems to be sliding into an all-out civil war with 41 Palestinians killed in four days of internal fighting between the rival factions
Hamas gunmen mistakenly ambushed on Wednesday a jeep carrying their own fighters, killing five of them, in the bloodiest day of Palestinian infighting since violence erupted in the Gaza Strip four days ago.
But according to other accounts, the five victims were members of the Fatah-affiliated Preventive Security force.
Gunmen from the hardline Islamist group also fired barrages of rockets at Israeli towns, an apparent attempt to draw Israel into the internal Palestinian conflict that has sent the coastal territory spiraling into chaos.
At midday Wednesday, policemen from the Preventive Security organization arrested five Hamas men and were driving them through Gaza City when the vehicle was ambushed by Hamas fighters, Preventive Security officials said.
Five of the Hamas men were killed, along with two Fatah men, they said. The exact circumstances of the incident were not immediately clear.
Hamas radio reported that a Hamas man was killed in another clash, and a nurse traveling in an ambulance was shot in the head after being caught in the crossfire, hospital officials said. Her family said she was brain dead and being kept alive by a respirator.
In four days of fighting, 41 people have been killed and dozens more have been injured. The majority of the fatalities have been from Fatah.
Keep up the good work.
As they say on Seinfeld, “that’s a shame.”
The evil jooos built that damned wall,
and we have to kill somebod1
Send ‘em more ammo.
Keep up the good work!
On a more serious note, who the h*ll shoots a nurse in an ambulance? God be with her and her family.
Palestinians 'freedom fighters' killed in the fighting in Israel...
I can see it in the Reuters body count...
obvious grads of the Algore gun safety course
And in developing news, Rep. Waxman and Sen. Spector are demanding an immediate Congressional hearing on the causes of this tragic event.
You reckon that somebody's pissed (one group vs. another) that they might not have control of the billions (like Arafat did) and so they gotta kill something? Like the jooooossss, cause it's always their fault the Pali's don't invest into their economy with the aide monies? The mentalities of those Pali's is truly amazing.
Hooray. Some good news from Gaza for a change!
Too bad it wasnt 25.
So I am confused ....when terrorist kill their own on accident, do we call it friendly fire? Well its friendly for us.
It's a Good Thing.
It is the will of Allah.
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