Several killed by Gaza infighting

Deaths follow clashes between Hamas security forces and clan affiliated with Fatah.

    Armed clashes often break out along factional and family lines in the Gaza Strip [AFP]

    Ihab al-Ghusain, a spokesman for the Hamas Executive Force, said the violence started when members of the Heles clan opened fire at the security forces.
     
    The security forces later arrested a number of "outlaws" that were on their way to send reinforcements to the clan, al-Ghusain said.
     
    A Fatah official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said Hamas security forces were trying to confiscate a car that belonged to a Heles member.
     
    Residents said the sound of ambulances could be heard throughout Gaza City following the incident. Armed clashes often break out along factional and family lines across the Gaza Strip.

    SOURCE: Agencies


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Lost childhoods: Nigeria's fear of 'witchcraft' ruins young lives

    Many Pentecostal churches in the Niger Delta offer to deliver people from witchcraft and possession - albeit for a fee.

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    The priceless racism of the Duke of Edinburgh

    Prince Philip has done the world an extraordinary service by exposing the racist hypocrisy of "Western civilisation".

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    China will determine the future of Venezuela

    There are a number of reasons why Beijing continues to back Maduro's government despite suffering financial losses.