Hamas-Fatah edge towards civil war as Palestinian Family Feud Continues

A weekend of violence in the Gaza Strip has underlined the dangers of political stagnation and raised fears of a descent into full-scale civil war.

Commentary by Dominic Moran in Tel Aviv for ISN Security Watch

The future of the Palestinian Authority (PA) and prospects for the resumption of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process currently hang in the balance as PA President Mahmoud Abbas signals his willingness to bring down the Hamas-led government amidst ongoing internecine violence in the Gaza Strip.

October has seen a sharp rise in clashes between Hamas and Fatah-aligned fighters in the Gaza Strip amidst a deepening political crisis exacerbated by the effective collapse of Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh’s government and unity coalition talks.

Related Article:

PA crisis deepens as talks fail

Some other news on Palestinian Violence….

Gaza Teachers Strike continues

800,000 Palestinian students locked out by an open-ended teachers’ strike, called over the Hamas-led government’s failure to pay salaries to 165,000 civil servants since it came to power in March.

Another of the consequences of electing a terror group to lead your government…

Israelis threaten to retake Gaza-Egypt border

Several Israeli cabinet ministers called on Sunday for a military operation to retake control of Gaza’s southern border and prevent Palestinian militants smuggling weapons from neighboring Egypt.

“Action must be taken without hesitation. Any hesitation is dangerous and we must act immediately,” Industry and Trade Minister Eli Yishai of the religious party Shas told reporters.

Rocket attacks on Israel Continue 

Three Qassam rockets were fired at Israel from the northern Gaza Strip on Saturday morning, the Sderot Municipality and the Israeli army said. 

The army estimated that the rockets landed in open fields in the Western Negev.many of Sderot’s

On Friday, while residents gathered in synagogue for night services, a Palestinian Qassam cell fired two rockets towards the western Negev town.


  1. Induced civil war seems to be the new weapon on the Zionists. We see it nearly happening in Iraq to make the oil theft easier and in Palestine to make land theft easier. The situation in Palestine has been caused in the Main by the Israelis withholding money from the Palestinians which rightfully belongs to them

  2. Michael;

    Thank you for your Comment…

    You are wrong.. The situation in Palestine has been cause by the selection of a terror group to govern the Palestinian people in the West Bank & Gaza. Every action has consequences. The Palestinians must live with the consequences of choosing terrorists to be their political leadership.

    Have a nice day…

  1. 1 annika's journal

    Same Shit Different Day

    And just in case you thought a cease fire in the north meant peace all over Israel, think again. Just because the anti-semitic media in this country doesn’t deem it news don’t meant this shit ain’t still happening almost every…

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