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Factional violence
Human Rights Watch alleges that attacks on political rivals increased during the war.
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2009 13:03 GMT



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A Human Rights Watch report has called on Hamas to end attacks on political rivals and suspected collaborators.

The report reveals that factional violence increased during the war on Gaza and alleges that more than 30 Palestinians have been killed, with many more tortured, arbitrarily arrested and maimed.

Nour Odeh speaks to the family of one man who was killed by Hamas during the war on Gaza and Imran Garda questions Ghazi Hamad, a Hamas official, over the report's allegations.

Also in this episode, Gazans speak out about Israeli efforts to recruit spies and Ayman Mohyeldin meets Palestinian fisherman who say they are routinely harassed and detained by the Israeli navy who try to intimidate them into becoming informants.

During his recent visit to the region, George Mitchell, the US special envoy to the Middle East, held talks on a two-state solution; one which would unite Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

But one major sticking point is the future of Jerusalem in such a plan.

Jerusalem is a divided city. East Jerusalem is home to about 220,000 Palestinians, while the Jewish population lives mainly in the West.

However, Israelis continue to expand into Arab areas and since the end of the war on Gaza, illegal settlements have continued to grow.

Focus on Gaza meets the Hanouns, a family who are resisting expulsion.

This episode of Focus on Gaza aired from Friday, April 24, 2009.

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