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Monday, December 11, 2006

Civil war watch

The weekend itself seemed relatively uneventful on the Palestinian self-death front, but the "law of averages" works quite well in the PalArab territories:
GAZA (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen killed three sons of a Palestinian intelligence official loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas in Gaza on Monday, firing at the car as it dropped them at school, police and hospital officials said.

An adult bystander was also killed in the attack in Gaza City, amid growing tension between Hamas, the governing militant movement and Abbas's Fatah faction.

Angry mourners firing automatic weapons later stormed into the compound of parliament during a funeral procession for the boys, who were aged between 6 and 9. Witnesses said the mourners fired at the building. It was unclear if anyone was hurt.

For those who like to keep track of these things, this comes a day after an unsuccessful attack at a Hamas leader.

Our count of PalArabs violently killed by their own since late June is now at 179. Unlike practically all of those, though, this one has made headlines, even in the PalArabic press.

Meanwhile, a Palestinian Arab "human rights" organization held a seminar in London on the terrible conditions in Gaza - and did not mention PalArab infighting or crimes even once. As usual, it is all Israel's fault.