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Monday, August 03, 2009

Today's PalArab news

Fatah admitted its failure at getting the international community to pressure Hamas to allow Fatah members to go to the Fatah conference in Bethlehem that starts tomorrow. Hundreds of members are being kept in Gaza by Hamas, who also threatened to arrest any who manage to sneak out upon their return. (Egypt is opening the Rafah crossing today.)

For its part, Hamas continues to arrest Fatah leaders and members in Gaza.

A Christian gold dealer in Gaza was murdered and his body dumped at the beach. These murders always send shockwaves through Gaza's tiny Christian community.

The 2009 PalArab self-death count is at 132.