No end in sight to Hamas-Fatah strife

The ongoing violence in Gaza and Lebanon is a battle between two very different ideologies, writes Ed O’Loughlin.

26th May, 2007

The ongoing violence in Gaza and Lebanon is a battle between two very different ideologies, writes Ed O’Loughlin.

Last week’s surges of inter-Arab violence in Gaza and Lebanon both centred on Palestinian militants, but there most of the similarities end.

In Gaza, the gunmen and rocket teams of Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad are still following essentially nationalist agendas, with shared enmity for Israel able to override - if only briefly...

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