But either way, sometimes a massacre occurs that even the PalArabs cannot ignore, and the PCHR today reports on a huge clan clash that you will not see reported in the wire services:
On Saturday, 4 November 2006, five Palestinians were killed, including one woman, and seven others were injured, including a woman and a child, in renewed clashes between El-Masri and Abu Taha clans in Khan Yunis.The tiny McClatchy service mentions a different Khan Younis death briefly but doesn't mention the name.
PCHR's preliminary investigation indicates that at approximately 9:40 on Saturday, armed clashes erupted between El-Masri and Abu Taha clans in Jamal Abdel Naser Street at the intersections with Jala' and Bahar Streets in the city of Khan Yunis. The clashes erupted after Adnan Yousef Hosni Abu Taha (49) was beaten with a sharp object on the head by members of El-Masri clan. The clashes between both clans resulted in the death of 5 people:
- Abdel Aziz Ahmad Shaker Abu Taha (18), killed by several bullets to the head and chest;
- Bilal Ahmad Shaker Abu Taha (25), killed by several bullets to the head and chest;
- Ashraf Abdel Sami' Shaker Abu Taha (30), killed by several bullets to the head and chest;
- Salim Mohammad Odeh El-Masri (21), killed by two bullets to the pelvis; and
- Maha Nathmi Abdel Hafith Abu Shammala-Abdel Hadi (33), a bystander and a mother of 8 killed by a bullet to the chest.
One also has to wonder how many of the more recent deaths attributed to Israel were just internal fighting that is being spun. Were the two women "human shields" killed last week shot by Israel or by the terrorists in the mosque? The only sources are the PalArab doctors and "health ministry" who are known to be liars.
In any case, my PalArab violent self-death count since late June is now at 148.