Fierce battles over key security positions spread to central Gaza early Wednesday, with Hamas fighters wresting control of the coastal strip's main north-south road — and putting themselves in position to cut off reinforcements to beleaguered Fatah forces.(snip)
The violence in Gaza has rapidly spiraled toward all-out civil war, with more than 50 reported killed since Monday. Hamas has systematically taken control of security positions in the north and south, apparently leaving the main battle for the strip's security and political nerve center in Gaza City for last.(snip)
An announcer on a Hamas radio station said the offensive would proceed to the presidential compound and the national security headquarters in Gaza City. (snip)
Hamas leaders blamed the Gaza fighting on Abbas, saying his security forces were corrupt and riddled with criminals. Abbas called the fighting "madness" and appealed to Hamas' exiled leader, Khaled Mashaal, to end the violence. (snip)
Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri, said the clashes could have been avoided if Abbas had given the Hamas-led Cabinet control over the security forces, which he blamed for a wave of kidnappings, torture and violence in Gaza. (snip)
Several hundred tribal leaders, women, children and Islamic Jihad militants turned out in Gaza City for a protest initiated by Egyptian mediators. Some demonstrators scattered after masked Hamas gunmen fired in the air, but others pushed on, carrying Palestinian flags and shouting, "Do not shoot" and "national unity" over a loudspeaker.
Witnesses said Hamas gunmen shot at the protesters as they approached the house of the Bakr family — Fatah loyalists — in Gaza City, trapping the demonstrators. (snip)
"Key security positions"? They must mean terrorist gang hangouts and weapons deposits. How convenient it is that Fatah's most visable Gaza man, Dahlan is in Egypt being treated for a medical condition. Gaza has always been a Hamas stronghold and for the PA gang(aka Fatah) to move into the Hamas gang territory was always a tenuous proposal and obviously a set up for failure.
Hamas "The Islamic Resistance Movement" (Harakat al-Muqawamah al-Islamiyya), is an heir to the Muslim Brotherhood and as much as they offer humanitarian (read: protection)services to arabians, they use their influence to recruit human bombs and other types of killers in support of their perverted goal to annihilate the Jews living in the Holy Land. The Jewish Virtual Library has a collection of articles regarding Hamas.
Relations between the two gangs took a turn for the worse in the PA Legislative Council elections in January 2006. Hamas won a significant majority in these elections. The election also gave George W. Bush the opportunity to express one of his most incomprehensible and memorable quotes of his Presidency:
"And so it was an interesting day yesterday," he said, adding, "as we're watching liberty begin to spread across the Middle East." Liberty? Ring the bells from coast to coast, proclaim liberty in the land. More hamas style liberty and we can close all of our embassies.
In all fairness, Bush did say that ...But he warned that Hamas will not be a "partner in peace" as long as it is a proponent of violence and denies Israel's right to exist. Some consolation. These are the reasons, of course, (and all sane people know this) that Hamas exists and for these barbarians to give up everything they believe in, you might as well ask them to stop being arabians.
Secretary of State Rice was even more laughable:
Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice also put on a brave face, saying "we still have every reason for hope and for optimism" because voter turnout was high and free from violence. She said the Palestinian people were "expressing their desire for change," because they "have endured governance that was, by all accounts, not meeting their needs." Collective, Ahhhhh... which needs? ammo prices too high Dr.Rice? bomb making materials too centralized under one gang's control? High voter turn outs always solve these problems.
Hamas owns Gaza. That is, until Israel executes a hostile takeover.
One does have to wonder if it isn't Washington's hands behind the arabian gang violence, urging on Fatah. My guess is right up until noon, January 20, 2009, this administration will still be attempting to turn gazan chicken c--- into legacy chicken salad. If it takes, thousands of dead arabians in gang violence until that time, all the better for Israel. While the conflicts (both hamas vs. fatah and all the barbarians vs. the Jews) would end if the barbarians were transferred to another area, no one seems to support this as a goal. When the world's moral compass points in the right direction, and enough people realize that US foreign policy, UN foreign policy, and arabian policy is a death sentence for the barbarians residing in Gaza, maybe things will change. What is for certain is that the barbarians will never give up their demand to liberate the land through blood and fire and that there will never be a stop to the gang war to determine who has the right to liberate the land through blood and fire.