Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Prominent Arafat adviser shot to death by gunmen in Gaza City

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Israel/Palestine Donate to DU
 
Gimel Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-04 11:29 PM
Original message
Prominent Arafat adviser shot to death by gunmen in Gaza City
Gunmen shot and killed a well-known adviser to Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafat in Gaza City early Tuesday, security officials said.

Khalil al-Zaben, 59, was hit by 12 bullets has he left his office in the Sabra neighborhood, hospital and security officials said.

Al-Zaben was the best-known Palestinian to be killed in what appears to be growing internal violence and power struggles in Gaza City. In a recent incident at police headquarters, rival groups opened fire on each other after an armed man slapped the police chief. A policeman was killed in the exchange that followed.

That conflict involved Arafat's forces and men loyal to Gaza strongman Mohammed Dahlan, an Arafat rival. Later, Arafat and Dahlan met in an attempt to stop the violence.

Continued...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
tinnypriv Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-01-04 11:50 PM
Response to Original message
1. Interesting article on this in Ma'ariv
Edited on Mon Mar-01-04 11:51 PM by tinnypriv

27 Feb op-ed by Ben Caspit - says Dahlan is apparently making a "comeback", and may take control of the Gaza strip after the disengagement plan (long article, deals with Sharon primarily).

Funnily enough, this is the same guy that was quoted as calling Arafat a "dog and a liar" in the same paper a few months back.

A question I raised then: "beginnings of a Palestinian civil war, perhaps"?

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Fri Aug 01st 2014, 01:15 AM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Topic Forums » Israel/Palestine Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC