As Khaled Abu Toameh explains, Hamas gets Gaza, Fatah gets the West Bank. Long story short: Hamas has routed Fatah in Gaza. Toameh begins his analysis with a powerful lead:
Jamal Abu Jadian, a top Fatah commander, fled his home in the northern Gaza Strip Tuesday evening dressed as a woman to avoid dozens of Hamas militiamen who had attacked it. He and several members of his family and bodyguards were lightly wounded.
But when Abu Jadian arrived at a hospital a few hundred meters away from his house, he was discovered by a group of Hamas gunmen, who took turns shooting him in the head with automatic rifles.
“They literally blew his head off with more than 40 bullets,” said a doctor at Kamal Udwan Hospital.
The battle between Fatah and Hamas strikes me as a bit like the Iran-Iraq war. It is a shame that they both can’t lose.
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