Sunday, May 20, 2007

"Although the US and Israel have openly supported Fatah in the fight by supplying money, equipment and training to its top military commander in Gaza, Mohammed Dahlan, the Israelis insist that the daily air and artillery attacks on Hamas targets are designed to halt rocket attacks on the small Israeli towns that ring the walled-off Gaza Strip, a narrow sliver of land jammed with nearly 1.5 million Palestinians.
Hamas officials retort that Israel was supporting Fatah, whose fighters appear to be out-gunned, out-trained and out-led by their Hamas rivals. By midweek, Abu Obaida, spokesman for the Hamas military wing, declared an end to the tattered Hamas ceasefire with Israel."

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