Skip to comments.Palestinians divided as Hamas seizes Gaza
Posted on 06/15/2007 4:00:44 AM PDT by ricks_place
GAZA CITY (AFP) - Hamas fighters seized control of the Gaza Strip on Friday, effectively creating an Islamic enclave on Israel's border after routing their secular Fatah rivals in days of vicious gunbattles.
The Islamist group -- branded a terror outfit by Israel and the West -- overran the territory hours after Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas sacked the government and declared a state of emergency in a bid to avert all-out civil war.
The dramatic move, branded a "military coup" by Abbas, effectively splits the Palestinians into two separate entities and has thrown into jeopardy any prospect for a future Palestinian state and peace with Israel.
Sporadic gunfire rattled across the strip, now completely sealed off from the outside world by Israel, as looters took to the streets and Hamas gunmen grabbed the spoils of war from fallen Fatah bastions.
At the abandoned villa of Mohammed Dahlan, the former Fatah strongman in Gaza and Hamas bete noire, militants made off with furniture, sinks, even taps and pot plants.
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I haven’t been paying much attention to the news for this one, but what does this mean for Isreal?
Looks like a staged photo to me.
It depends on the Israelis. It means they can take on one enemy at a time if they choose to. It means they can reward Fatah as the "good" enemies and go after the Hamas leadership the way they did a few years ago before they got weak in the knees, and destroy them once and for all.
It doesn't mean they will.
Your cartoon pretty much sums it up. Hopefully, the subhuman scum will annihilate each other. Wishful thinking, I know.
Because of who they are...the spineless will always go with the immediate victor...that’s why they don’t evolve socio-politically
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