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Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Hamas ready to implode?

The not-always-reliable Kuwaiti press is reporting that Hamas is losing its grip on power in Gaza.

Firas Press reports of a Kuwaiti newspaper that quotes unnamed sources as saying that Hamas is in serious trouble, both from a security and an economic perspective, in Gaza, and it might prompt them to ignite fighting in the West Bank.

The sources said that the recent riots in Jerusalem helped divert attention from Hamas' internal problems, mentioning recent explosions against Hamas officials which are being blamed on unpaid workers protesting. It quotes rumors, that Hamas has denied, that Hamas' minister of the interior Fathi Hammad is being fired from his job.

The sources also point to well-known differences of opinion between Hamas leadership in Gaza and its leaders in Damascus.