“Inner Struggle” in Gaza Continues…

Because Islam means ‘Peace’- right?

Fifteen Palestinians killed in Gaza clashes
By Nidal al-Mughrabi Fri Jan 26,

GAZA (Reuters) – Rival Palestinian factions clashed in the Gaza Strip on Friday, killing 15 people including a two-year-old child, and a Fatah-linked group said it had captured 24 Hamas hostages.

The death toll in a wave of bombings and shootings is the highest in internal Palestinian fighting in a single day of violence since Hamas’s rise to power exactly a year ago.

In Jabalya in the northern Gaza Strip, Hamas gunmen besieged and later stormed the house of senior Fatah militant Mansour Shalayel, who they accused of shooting a Hamas supporter.

Security forces said they managed to regain control of the house and drive away the attackers and free Shalayel and other people who were holed up inside the house unharmed.

Hamas disputed Fatah’s claim of success and said they were in control of the house. Shalayel had not been seen late on Friday and his whereabouts or condition were not known.

Al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades said it had seized 24 Hamas supporters in Gaza and the West Bank and threatened a “severe response” if Hamas gunmen harmed Shalayel.
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4 thoughts on ““Inner Struggle” in Gaza Continues…”

  1. When this conflict started Charles Johnson of LGF said,”I am rooting for both sides!”

    Yep,,so am I!

    (I am also waiting till they blame it all on Israel).

  2. I see the building of the palestinian nation continues to go smoothly. Very nice to see. At that rate, they might achieve the level of civilization seen in the Stone Age in a couple of millenia-provided they don’t kill off one another first. In that case, the loss will be insignificant.

  3. the religion of peace marches on. soon, as gramfan states, the Israelis and the US will be held to blame for this. I hope that Israel does NO MORE capitulating to the palestinians and that no more money goes to these people who wish for the demise of our Western civilization.

  4. Charles in LA and everyone:

    This is a bit OT, but it is a call for help. Something we can all do via email or posting by ‘bloggers. I have already posted it at Jihadwatch.

    I am most concerned about the negative publicity the US and Israel get.

    Dexter Van Zile
    Christian Media Analyst
    PO Box 35040
    Boston, MA 02135-0001
    617-789-3672 Voice
    _http://www.camera.org_ (http://www.camera.org/)
    Please help us recruit more Christian letter writers for our
    Email Team!

    For too long, Israel advocacy has been regarded as a
    “Jewish” concern.
    To be sure, Israel is a sign of hope and assurance to the
    Jewish people in a post-Holocaust world, but non-Jews also
    have a stake in Israel’s future. The extremists who seek
    Israel’s destruction also exhibit contempt for the United
    States and for notions of democracy, tolerance and
    religious freedom that are the hallmarks of Western
    But as hostile as these extremists are to western notions of
    free speech and tolerance, they have a deep understanding of
    how to manipulate our institutions to their advantage.

    In particular, these extremists have proven adept at
    manipulating Western media coverage of the Arab-Israeli
    conflict in a manner that promotes hostility toward Israel.
    When Hezbollah launches rockets at Israeli civilians while
    hiding behind Lebanese civilians, Israel is blamed for
    firing back and causing civilian casualties. When violence
    against Israel increases after it withdraws from places like
    the Gaza Strip or Lebanon, Israel – not those who seek its
    destruction – is blamed for not making more concessions.
    When Hamas, Hezbollah and extremists in Iran chant for the
    destruction of Israel and the United States, Western
    outlets shrug it off as business as usual in the Middle
    East. When Christians leave the Middle East because of the
    mistreatment and harassment at the hands of their Muslim
    neighbors, churches in the U.S. blame Israel, one of the
    very few countries in the Middle East where the Christian
    population is increasing, not dwindling.

    CAMERA letter writers live up to their obligation as
    citizens in a free democracy by insisting that news
    organizations accurately cover these threats to Israel and
    the West. While letters authored by Jewish writers are
    vital to defend the facts, Christian writers bring the
    added strength of perceived greater neutrality.

    The need for Christian letter writers has become
    increasingly apparent to us at CAMERA as we have ramped up
    our efforts to monitor the Christian media. For example, we
    have been paying close attention lately to articles written
    by James M. Wall, a long time columnist at Christian
    Century. Rev. Wall routinely omits crucial facts about the
    Arab-Israeli conflict. He portrays Israel as an aggressor
    nation and downplays Palestinian animosity and violence
    toward Israel. He also portrays every ceasefire or hudna
    offered by the Palestinians (no matter how poorly it has
    been adhered to) as a bona fide peace offer, while
    minimizing Israeli offers and concessions.

    We are also monitoring National Catholic Reporter, a
    magazine that has done an inadequate job reporting on
    Muslim anti-Semitism. Additionally, we are regularly in
    touch with the Episcopal Church for its one-sided portrayal
    of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

    To have the greatest impact on Christian magazines and
    Christian churches, we need more Christian letter writers.
    Letters from Jews to the Church officials and publications
    are helpful, but letters from Christians who are members of
    these churches are a lot harder for Christian leaders to
    ignore. Our goal is to recruit 300 Christian letter writers
    by the end of March 2007.

    Our request to our current team of letter writers is to ask
    your pro-Israel Christian friends to become part of
    CAMERA’s letter-writing team. Tell them about CAMERA’s work
    and how being a member of the Email Team makes it easy to
    be informed and to quickly write an effective letter that
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    With thanks,

    Dexter Van Zile
    Christian Media Analyst
    PO Box 35040
    Boston, MA 02135-0001
    617-789-3672 Voice
    _http://www.camera.org_ (http://www.camera.org/)

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