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Hamas, Fatah Clash in Gaza

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posted on Dec, 22 2006 @ 08:58 PM
Once again different factions of Palestinians are fighting with each other. There seems to be no end in sight to the infighting. A street battle broke out on Friday in Gaza City. The fighting started after Hamas militia men tried to free two members kidnapped by a Fatah linked clan.
The factions have wrangled for power for months, and the situation turned increasingly violent after Abbas declared that efforts to form a more moderate coalition government with the militantly anti- Israel Islamic group had broken down. Abbas called for early elections — a move Hamas believes is tantamount to a coup.

Adding to the tensions, Abbas blocked five major Hamas appointments to senior government positions. Earlier this week, Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas had accused Abbas of trying to subvert the government's authority by refusing to authorize the appointments.

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This is what Israel has to deal with? These people can't even govern themselves. But Israel is supposed to bend over backwards to make concessions? The first rule of negotiations is to have a partner you can trust. You don't sit down to negotiate with a Schizophrenic. If you do, maybe you have issues of your own!

I don't think anyone should condone further talks until the Palestinians get their house in order. If you don't think so then tell me why you can't go down to the street corner and negotiate with your local panhandler and change their life.

[edit on 22-12-2006 by HimWhoHathAnEar]

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