Deaths in Fatah-Hamas clashes

One policeman and three Hamas fighters killed in raid on suspected Hamas hideout.

    Raids on suspected Hamas fighters have sparked angry protests by Hamas supporters in Gaza [AFP]

    The fighting was the latest in a series of incidents that have further stoked tensions between Abbas' Fatah movement and Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.

    Earlier this week, three police officers, two Hamas fighters and a bystander were killed in fighting in Qalqilya, following a dawn raid on suspected Hamas members.

    The raid sparked angry demonstrations by Hamas supporters in the Gaza Strip.

    Hamas says that Fatah-dominated security forces are pursuing a politically motivated crackdown against Hamas activists, a claim which Fatah has also made about Hamas in Gaza.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera and agencies


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