Explosive-Filled Tunnels Targeting Abbas Found in Gaza

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From Explosive-Filled Tunnels Targeting Abbas Found in Gaza: Tunnels filled with explosive devices were discovered under Salahaddin Street in Gaza City, Palestinian security sources announced Wednesday. According to these sources, the explosives were targeting Mahmoud Abbas in anticipation of future visits to Gaza. After Palestinian television networks showed footage of the tunnels and explosives, Hamas’ armed wing, the Al-Qassam Brigades, accused PA TV of “treason” for broadcasting images of their fighters preparing tunnels.

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Hamas Gunmen Hunt Down Fatah Rivals in Gaza

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From Hamas Gunmen Hunt Down Fatah Rivals in Gaza: Security officers loyal to Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah faction were fleeing Gaza City as Islamist Hamas death squads roamed the streets. After the battles, Hamas men hunted down their foes, blowing up their houses, witnesses said. One Fatah member, who called himself Ahmed, said Hamas gunmen had killed eight of his friends: “I escaped by a miracle. Hamas is carrying out an execution campaign against us.” Hamas gunmen deployed near the Rafah border crossing with Egypt and the Erez crossing with Israel to prevent any Fatah officials from escaping. “There is no

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Hamas Executes Fatah Men as Their Wives and Children Watch

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From Hamas Executes Fatah Men as Their Wives and Children Watch: A witness named Amjad said men were killed as their wives and children watched. “They are executing them one by one,” Amjad said by telephone. “They are carrying one of them on their shoulders, putting him on a sand dune, turning him around and shooting.” Fatah officials said Hamas shot and killed seven of its fighters outside the Preventive Security building. A doctor at Shifa Hospital said he examined two bodies that had been shot in the head at close range.

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Palestinians may be crossing point of no return to national suicide

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So what? Considering the “Palestinians” are from a manufactured entity and not from a real nation to begin with, what’s the loss? If they want to commit suicide, let’s not get in their way. From IMRA: May 15 is always a “black date” on the Palestinian calendar, representing the founding of Israel and the Nakba (or “catastrophe” in Arabic) of the Palestinians. But after yesterday, May 15 may also come to symbolize the date that the Palestinians passed the point of no-return toward national suicide. At least 20 Palestinians were murdered yesterday in Gaza (May 15), according to the most

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UN: Internal Violence Killed 55 Palestinians, Injured 243 Last Week

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From UN: Internal Violence Killed 55 Palestinians, Injured 243 Last Week: According to a report by the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) issued on Tuesday, 55 Palestinians have been killed and 243 injured during the last week as a result of internal violence. Since the beginning of 2007, more than 150 Palestinians have been killed as a result of factional violence and over 750 injured, OCHA reports. OCHA says that Palestinian militant groups have fired 173 Kassam rockets towards Israel in the last week.

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Reaping what they sow

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Tsk. Tsk. Hamas gunmen seized control of the Gaza Strip’s border crossing with Egypt on Thursday in a gunbattle with Fatah-allied border guards after Israel blocked the Hamas prime minister from crossing with tens of millions of dollars in aid. More than two dozen people, including the premier’s son, Abed, 27, were wounded in the fighting, deepening factional violence that has pushed the rivals closer to civil war. Earlier Thursday, pro-Fatah Palestinian officers arrested a Hamas-linked militant in the killing of the three young sons of a Fatah security chief. The group’s allies retaliated by kidnapping a security officer. Crying

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Hamas Gunmen Open Fire on Fatah Demonstrators

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Hamas gunmen opened fire on demonstrators from the rival Fatah movement in the southern Gaza Strip on Tuesday, wounding four people in the first factional violence following the fatal shooting of three children of a Fatah loyalist, officials said. The demonstration was organized to protest the deaths of the children, whose car was riddled with bullets as they were driven to school Monday morning. Fatah officials have accused Hamas of being behind the shooting. The children’s father is an intelligence officer who is considered an enemy of Hamas.

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Educated Palestinians Leaving PA

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Driven by fear of civil war and increasingly bleak economic prospects, Palestinians are fleeing their violence-wracked neighborhoods in growing numbers. Many are skilled and educated, and are leaving behind an increasingly impoverished and fundamentalist society. The brain drain reverses a trend of the 1990s when, fueled by peace hopes, thousands of well-to-do Palestinians returned from the diaspora to the West Bank and Gaza, building homes and setting up businesses. More than 20 factories have moved out of Gaza in recent months. Some 10,000 Palestinians emigrated between June and October and another 45,000 have made preparations to leave, said Ahmed Suboh,

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