They just got a different tool to use than we do: They kill innocent lives to achieve objectives. That's what they do. And they're good. They get on the TV screens and they get people to ask questions about, well, you know, this, that or the other. I mean, they're able to kind of say to people: Don't come and bother us, because we will kill you. Bush - Joint News Conference with Blair - 28 July '06

Friday, January 27, 2006

Fatah gunmen protest Hamas victory in Gaza

alertnet: Hundreds of gunmen from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement, angry at a legislative election victory by Hamas Islamists, marched in Gaza City on Friday and called on party officials to resign.

About 500 gunmen from al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, which is part of Fatah, fired rifles in the air as they passed near the house that Abbas stays in when he visits Gaza. Abbas is currently in the West Bank.

"These elections do not represent the Palestinian people," shouted a party activist through a loudspeaker. "We hold Mahmoud Abbas fully responsible for what happened."

Hamas ordered its members to evacuate the streets to try to avoid clashing with the militants, a source within the armed group said.

Hamas, which is sworn to Israel's destruction, won 76 out of 132 parliamentary seats in the Palestinian Legislative Council to Fatah's 43. This gives the militant group the power to shape the next Palestinian government. Read more