Thursday, December 14, 2006

Looking for civil war?

Found one. Not in Iraq, but within the Palestinian territories.

It looks like Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh was trying to sneak back into Gaza with 35 million in hidden cash to prop up his failing government. Hamas and Fatah are killing each other, as well as deliberately murdering high value children, with regularity trying to gain power.
Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh crossed into the Gaza Strip late Thursday night after being barred entry for hours by Israel because he was apparently carrying some $35 million in cash in his luggage. His delayed entry sparked a series of clashes on the Palestinian side of the Rafah border crossing from Egypt that left one of Haniyeh's bodyguards dead and 18 other people wounded, including the Palestinian prime minister's own son.

The casualties occurred when Hamas gunmen attacked the terminal and exchanged gunfire with Palestinian Authority security personnel linked to Fatah and with Egyptian security personnel. The Hamas gunmen used explosive charges to blow a hole through the concrete barrier separating the Gaza Strip from Egypt.

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