Nope, No Civil War Here

Just standard “Peaceful People Oppressed By Those Zionists” hijinks

GAZA CITY (AP) — Rival Palestinian forces clashed in Gaza on Sunday, killing two militants by throwing them out of high-rise buildings.
Hamas militants kidnapped an officer in a Fatah-linked security force, took him to the roof of a 15-story apartment building and threw him off. Mohammed Sweirki, 25, from the Presidential Guard of President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah, was killed in the plunge.
That set off skirmishes through the city, including gun battles and shelling. Fatah militants surrounded the house of a Hamas mosque preacher and fired rocket-propelled grenades at the four-story building.
They then entered, shooting at preacher Mohammed al-Rifati, 40, and taking him away. Later, his body was brought to a hospital. Hamas pledged revenge.
Just before midnight, a Hamas activist was thrown off the 12th floor of a building and killed, security officials said. Four other Hamas men in the building were shot and wounded, bringing the day’s toll to three dead and 36 wounded, medical officials said. Also, a Hamas militant wounded on Friday died Sunday.

The “militant toss.” Look for it in next years Pan-Arab Games.

6 Responses to “Nope, No Civil War Here”

  1. Fatah and Hamas killing each other. Does it get any better? [Note to self: pick up some popcorn on the way home tonight]

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    I’m trying to find a downside, Ken, but for the life of me I can’t.

  3. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Perhaps their use of defenestration is due to an ammunition shortage. Or is this a specific punishment required by the Koran for a given offense?
    In any case, Hamas and Fatah killing each other works for me as well.

  4. Gunslinger says:

    I’ve said it before, I love it when the trash takes itself out.

  5. Dave E. says:

    Obviously, the cheesehead method of surviving 16 story falls has not made it to Gaza. Maybe Fatah can bring in a ringer for the games. They can email me. I’m not a cheesehead, but I have contacts.

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