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drdon326 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon May-09-05 07:35 PM
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Shootouts challenge Abbas authority
Palestinian gunmen and police exchanged gunfire in two West Bank towns Monday, defying PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas' attempts to crack down on lawlessness and put peacemaking with Israel on a more solid footing.

In Tulkarem, a gang of suspected car thieves and arms dealers fired on the local police station before dawn, security officials said.

More than 400 police officers were mobilized to hunt down the head of the gang and arrest him.

More than 150 of them formerly belonged to a faction allied with Abbas' ruling Fatah movement, and have joined his security forces since Israel turned over control of Tulkarem to the Palestinians in March.


In Jenin, a terror stronghold, dozens of Palestinian gunmen and police exchanged fire for a second straight day Monday. Mohammed Abu Arraj, the local leader of a faction with ties to Abbas' Fatah movement, said police shot him in the leg without provocation as he drove in Jenin.


And we are one step closer to civil war.

Thaaats right Abu...put the ketchup back in the bottle.
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