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Sunday, September 12, 2010

The war between Hamas and Fatah gets religious

In recent weeks, PA's Minister of Religious Endowments Mahmoud Habash has become Fatah's point man on fighting Hamas from a religious Islamic perspective.

Last week he railed against Hamas' compliments of the late Ayatollah Khomeini, saying that Knomeini had said things that were against Islam.

Yesterday Habash called on Hamas to repent for its coup in Gaza on the occasion of Eid al-Fitr and again slammed Iran for meddling in Palestinian affairs via Hamas.

Hamas recently criticized Habash for politicizing the mosques in the West Bank and for allegedly closing pro-Hamas mosques on the first day of the Eid festival.