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Friday, August 21, 2009

Clan clash!

From Ma'an:
A clan clash in Tubas caused the death of a young man and incineration of five houses Thursday night.

Palestinian Authority police arrested five in connection with the death of the 23-year-old Husny Ziad Abed Sawafta. An additional 38 were injured. Sawafta was shot point blank with a 9mm.

The police said Sawafta’s family set fire to the homes to avenge the death of their son, and the fires lead to street-side brawls.
There was another clan clash in Bethlehem this week. More than 30 were hospitalized.

The 2009 PalArab self-death count is at 168.