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Monday, October 19, 2009

Notable

Asharq al-Awsat has an interesting story of a brewing battle over Gaza's mosques between hamas and Islamic Jihad:

The Islamic Jihad members are also pursued because of the ongoing war to control a number of mosques.

Sources within the Islamic Jihad told Asharq Al-Awsat that the Al-Quds Brigades declared a large-scale state of alert, a move that almost led to clashes between the two sides after a member of the Al-Quds Brigades fired shots at government personnel who tried to arrest him before he escaped.

The sources said that Hamas security agencies stormed homes of the Al-Quds Brigades personnel in an improper way in Khan Yunus, southern Gaza Strip, late at night without respect for the privacy of homes.

The sources added: "Twenty of our personnel are still being pursued."

Moreover, more serious incidents took place in Al-Shujaiyah, where large altercations and skirmishes took place between Hamas and Jihad members after Hamas was accused of attempting to control the Al-Rahman and Al-Quran Mosques.

(h/t Judeopundit via Mustafa)

The Daily Australian slams the UNHRC.

Tom Gross points out that the word "terrorism" is being used pretty freely - not for Israeli citizens but for Iranian Revolutionary Guard thugs.