Despite Truce- Gaza Death Toll Rises to 17 in Factional Fighting
Hamas stormed a Fatah base and killed 8 members in Gaza on Tuesday.
Hamas used rockets, rocket-propelled grenades and mortars in the attack.
Palestinian youths gather around a burned out vehicle that was destroyed by Fatah militants at a Hamas training base in Gaza City, Monday, May 14, 2007. The Palestinian interior minister stepped down Monday after six people were killed in an outbreak of factional fighting that has threatened the survival of the new Palestinian coalition government. The new round of violence followed last week’s deployment of 3,000 police in Gaza from forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, over Hamas objections. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)
Despite the agreed upon truce from Monday fighting continued between the two rival camps in Gaza on Tueday.
Fatah loyalists were seen flooding into Gaza after Hamas gunmen stormed a Fatah base and killed 8 members of the militant group.
About 500 Fatah loyalists have entered the Gaza Strip from Egypt, as possible reinforcements in Palestinian factional fighting with its main rival Hamas.
Earlier, gunmen attacked a Fatah loyalist security base, killing eight people – the worst incident in three days of bloodshed.
A Fatah official denied the force would join fighting against Hamas, but would “protect the security” of Palestinians…
…At least 17 people have died in Gaza since Sunday in the worst outbreak of factional violence in several months.
Previously this week:
7 Dead in Gaza as Factional Violence Escalates!