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Hamas Mistakenly Kill 5 Of Their Own Terrorists

From a deeply saddened Associated Press:

Palestinians stand on top of a burnt car inside a Hamas training base after clashes between Hamas and Fatah militants in Gaza, May 14, 2007.

Hamas mistakenly kills 5 of own fighters

Hamas gunmen kill five of own fighters in ambush of Fatah jeep as Gaza seems to be sliding into an all-out civil war with 41 Palestinians killed in four days of internal fighting between the rival factions
Associated Press

Hamas gunmen mistakenly ambushed on Wednesday a jeep carrying their own fighters, killing five of them, in the bloodiest day of Palestinian infighting since violence erupted in the Gaza Strip four days ago.

But according to other accounts, the five victims were members of the Fatah-affiliated Preventive Security force.

Gunmen from the hardline Islamist group also fired barrages of rockets at Israeli towns, an apparent attempt to draw Israel into the internal Palestinian conflict that has sent the coastal territory spiraling into chaos.

At midday Wednesday, policemen from the Preventive Security organization arrested five Hamas men and were driving them through Gaza City when the vehicle was ambushed by Hamas fighters, Preventive Security officials said.

Five of the Hamas men were killed, along with two Fatah men, they said. The exact circumstances of the incident were not immediately clear.

Hamas radio reported that a Hamas man was killed in another clash, and a nurse traveling in an ambulance was shot in the head after being caught in the crossfire, hospital officials said. Her family said she was brain dead and being kept alive by a respirator.

In four days of fighting, 41 people have been killed and dozens more have been injured. The majority of the fatalities have been from Fatah…

Some cheery news for a change.

This article was posted by Steve on Wednesday, May 16th, 2007. Comments are currently closed.

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