Thursday, December 14, 2006
When there is a violent act in Iraq, the American media (minus Fox News) launches on a major story showing that civil war has hit Iraq. When there is a violent act amongst the peaceful Palestinians, the American media shows an update on the 3 climbers on Mount Hood.
Well, there is more violence - and the Pallies are moving closer to full-on civil war.
Prominent Hamas member gunned down in Gaza as unrest grows
KHAN YUNIS, Gaza Strip (AFP) - A prominent member of the Palestinian ruling movement Hamas was gunned down in the Gaza Strip, stoking internecine tensions ahead of an eagerly awaited address by president Mahmud Abbas on how to end a spiraling political crisis.
Bassam al-Farra, 28, was driving to work in the southern town of Khan Yunis when he was ambushed by men in another vehicle, security sources said.
He was a judge at the Beni Suheila court in Khan Yunis and also served as local commander of Hamas's armed wing, the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades.
The group pointed the finger of blame for the shooting at Abbas's Fatah party and vowed revenge.
"A death squadron composed of suspected elements of the preventive security force and Fatah" was behind the shooting, a statement said.
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