Fatah terrorists ask Israel to save them from Hamas-Fatah commander killed after attempted escape dressed as woman
June 14, 2007
Fatah Terrorists Ask Israel To Save Them
Fatah fears that Hamas will carry out another massive attack on its militia terrorists, including the elite Presidential Guards who have been surrounded in their northern Gaza compound. The United States has backed the Fatah militia with equipment, much of which has been confiscated by Hamas. http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/Flash.aspx/128185
Hamas Publishes Fatah Hit-List, Confiscates US-Supplied Weapons28 Sivan 5767, 14 June 07 08:08by Ezra HaLevi
(IsraelNN.com) The civil war between Hamas and Fatah terrorists raged on in Gaza Wednesday, with Hamas on the verge of victory. Hamas seized thousands of weapons and vehicles granted to Fatah by the Oslo Accords.
A Hamas spokesman said that a decision had been taken to kill all of Fatah's leading officials, who he referred to as "dogs beholden to their Israeli masters."
Hamas has distributed a list of at least 30 Fatah officials it seeks to have killed for complicity, they say, in a US-backed plan to topple Hamas. The first name is senior Fatah terrorist Mohammed Dahlan, who holds the position of National Security Adviser in the Fatah-Hamas PA unity government. He has been hiding out in Egypt for the past two months. Many of the other Fatah men on the list have fled Gaza.
Hamas took over nearly all Fatah positions in Gaza and confiscated thousands of rifles, tons of ammunition and armored jeeps and APCs supplied by the US, Egypt and Israel over the years.
Eight Fatah men were killed Wednesday morning defending the home of senior Fatah official Mahr Mekhdad – who escaped the fighting. About 200 Hamas terrorists surrounded the home of Yassir Arafat confidant Nabil Shaath – shooting one of his body guards.
PA reports say 15 were injured in Wednesday's clashes – five civilians. More than 25 people were killed in Tuesday's clashes totaling more than 66 in recent days.
Tuesday night, senior Fatah commander Jamal Abu Jadian tried to escape a Hamas siege on his northern Gaza home, dressed as a Muslim woman, in full hijab. He took refuge in a nearby hospital, but was spotted by Hamas terrorists, who pumped more than 40 bullets into his head with automatic rifles. He died from the assault.
A close ally of Dahlan's, Abu Jadian is the third senior Fatah commander to be gunned down in recent clashes.
Hamas has completely taken control of northern Gaza, declaring it closed to members of the Fatah-loyal PA forces. In central Gaza, Hamas took over Fatah Presidential Guard positions with hardly any resistance. A Fatah position controlling Gaza's main road was also seized and destroyed. The only Fatah presence remaining in Gaza is a few positions in Gaza City.
Fatah terrorists fired an RPG (rocket-propelled grenade) at the home of Hamas's deputy Information Minister Tuesday, setting it on fire.
PA Foreign Minister Ziad Abu Amr said that the clashes between Fatah and Hamas could be expected to spread to Judea and Samaria as well. Shooting between Fatah and Hamas terrorists has already been reported in Shechem.
Both Fatah's Mahmoud Abbas and Hamas's Ismail Haniyeh called for an end to fighting Tuesday. Both had their homes and offices targeted by rival terrorists and the calls of both have been ignored. Abbas called Hamas's attacks a "bloody coup."
Fatah has decided to "suspend its participation in the national unity government until the fighting stops," said a statement following a Fatah session in Ramallah Tuesday.
Hamas Completes Gaza Takover, Fatah Men Flee to Egypt
29 Sivan 5767, 15 June 07 11:44
by Ezra HaLevi
(IsraelNN.com) Hamas continued its campaign of destroying Fatah in Gaza and killings its leading officials Wednesday.
Hamas terrorists fired mortar shells and rockets at the three remaining Fatah compounds in Gaza City – those of the PA's Preventive Security Service, Intelligence Service and the Presidential Guard, as well as Fatah chief and Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas's main compound. By 11 AM Thursday, Hamas said it was in control of the Preventative Security compound and would be holding Friday's Islamic prayers in Abbas's former office.
Hamas and Fatah men took control of various rooftops throughout the city Wednesday and fired at groups of rival terrorists. The city's mosque loudspeakers broadcast calls by Hamas for Fatah to surrender and hand in their weapons.
A Fatah headquarters in Khan Younis was blown up by a one-ton bomb inserted beneath it via a tunnel. Fatah men who fled the building handed over their arms and even their clothes to Hamas terrorists outside before being allowed to escape. Another large bomb was discovered by Fatah forces buried beneath the road used by Abbas when he travels to Gaza; he is currently in Ramallah.
In Rafiah as well, Hamas blew up the Fatah headquarters and declared it had taken over the town. Fatah was beaten so badly that Egyptian reports said 40 PA officers broke through the Gaza-Egypt border fence and fled to Sinai for safety. The Hamas-affiliated Popular Resistance Committee announced Thursday that it had taken control of the border to prevent weapons smuggling (to Fatah) and mass emigration by local Gazans.
Fatah blew up several of its own bases in central Gaza early Thursday in a bid to prevent them from falling into Hamas's hands.
Hundreds of Fatah terrorists were seen surrendering to Hamas in Gaza Wednesday ahead of an ultimatum set by Hamas that ends Friday night. Hundreds of members of a mercenary local clan fighting for Fatah surrendered, ending a pitched two-day battle. The Bakr clan members were led to a local mosque. Hamas blew up one of the clan's homes and women were shot dead when they tried to transport a sick girl to the hospital, according to PA reports.
During a protest by hundreds of Gazans against infighting and for uniting to fight Israel, a man was killed when Hamas terrorists opened fire on the protesters. The protest, billed as "peaceful," was organized by Egyptian intelligence and attended by armed Islamic Jihad terrorists.
Abbas's office hinted that he would announce an "important decision" Thursday – presumably that the mostly-cosmetic Fatah-Hamas unity government has ceased to exist.
Nearly 80 people have been killed in the most recent wave of Fatah-Hamas clashes.
For the second night in a row, Abbas and Hamas PM Ismail Haniyeh issued a plea to their respective groups to stop the fighting. They were both ignored and according to PA reports, clashes actually intensified following the call.