Fatah Surrenders to Hamas in Gaza
So much for the coalition government.
At least 80 people are dead in two days of fighting.
Senior Hamas and Fatah officials say a ceasefire has been reached(?)
Palestinians gather around a truck taken by Hamas militants from the headquarters of the security forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas after blowing them up in the southern Gaza strip June 13, 2007. (Reuters)
Hundreds of Fatah members surrendered to Hamas after fierce fighting in Gaza:
Hamas pounded Gaza City’s three main security compounds with mortars, grenades and assault rifles Wednesday, calling on beleaguered Fatah forces to surrender in an apparent attempt to take control of the entire Gaza Strip.
In one dramatic victory, hundreds of members of a Fatah-allied clan that had fought fiercely surrendered to masked Hamas gunmen. They were led — arms raised in the air — to a nearby mosque.
Fatah fighters desperately tried to cling to their positions, but appeared outgunned by Hamas. One of the battles raged around the headquarters of the Fatah-allied Preventive Security, with both sides firing wildly from high-rise rooftops.
Hamas militants seize vehicles and weapons from the headquarters of security forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in the southern Gaza Strip, June 13, 2007. Hamas militants blew up a tunnel under a security headquarters in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday killing 13 members of Abbas’ preventive security service, an aide to Abbas told Reuters. (REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa)
The media says this could lead to all-out civil war??
Members of the armed wing of the Fatah movement the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades take position as others wait to move snatched employees working at the Hamas-run TV production offices into waiting vehicles in the northern West Bank city of Nablus. A huge blast levelled a major Fatah post in southern Gaza on Wednesday as Hamas tried to defeat its military rivals amid warnings the deadly showdown could lead to an all-out Palestinian civil war.(AFP/Jaafar Ashtiyeh)
Smoke rises from the headquarters for security forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas after it was blown up by Hamas militants, in the southern Gaza Strip June 13, 2007. (Reuters)
A Palestinian Hamas militant places a Hamas force flag on top of headquarters of security forces loyal to President Mahmoud Abbas after they seized it in Gaza June 13, 2007. (REUTERS/Mohammed Salem)
Snapped Shot is demanding Hamas remove all of its occupying force.