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Thursday, March 15, 2007

PalArab unity news

Fatah and Hamas are stumbling slowly towards approving a "unity government." Of course, they are still killing each other.

Yesterday's unity news:
Gaza - Ma'an - As Palestinians edged a step closer to having a national unity government, clashes between the rival factions of Hamas and Fatah erupted again on Wednesday evening in the Gaza Strip, leaving one Fatah militant dead, and nine other Palestinians injured, and 12 abducted.

Medical sources in Gaza have confirmed the death of Muhammad T'emeh, 25, an activist in the Al-Aqsa Brigades, the military wing of the Fatah movement. T'emeh died from wounds he sustained late on Wednesday night in confrontations between members of Fatah and Hamas in Beit Lahiya in the north of the Gaza Strip.

T'emeh was shot in his feet which led to the severing of his arteries. He arrived at Kamal Adwan Hospital in Beit Lahiya in a serious condition.

Also on Wednesday evening, a series of tit-for-tat abductions took place between the two sides, Fatah and Hamas. 12 people were abducted in total, of whom four were released and eight remain in custody of their rivals. Of the remaining eight abductees, four are from Fatah and four from Hamas.

At the same time, armed clashes raged between the two sides, which led to the injury of nine Palestinians.
Our count of PalArabs violently killed this year by each other now stands at 137.

UPDATE: A 30-year old PalArab was killed in a weapons smuggling tunnel between Egypt and Gaza. 138.

UPDATE 2:
Two members of "Palestinian military intelligence" were taken out of their car in Gaza and shot in their heads. One died so far. 139.