Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Sunday, 02.18.2018
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2
 3  4  5  6  7  8  9
 10  11  12  13  14  15  16
 17  18  19  20  21  22  23
 24  25  26  27  28  29  30
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local

Members Of

Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

Jun 14,2007
Hamas takes Fatah stronghold in Gaza
by UPI

GAZA - Palestinian faction Hamas claimed Thursday to have overtaken a Gaza City stronghold of rival faction Fatah.

Hamas made the claim after attacking the headquarters of the Fatah-aligned Preventive Security force, a group that has been a major target of Hamas since fighting between the groups resumed last week, the Financial Times reported Thursday.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, the head of Fatah, and Hamas-aligned Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh said during a phone meeting that they want the fighting to stop but there was no dip in violence.

Abbas is to make an announcement and it is speculated he might herald the withdrawal of Fatah ministers from the national unity government formed three months ago.

Hamas officials said Haniyeh, who is also serving as interior minister, is seeking full control of Palestinian security forces, a demand that was made part of the agreement to form the unity government in March.

Javier Solana, EU foreign policy chief, said Wednesday the union may consider joining a hypothetical peace force in Gaza while U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said "an international presence" is possible.

Copyright ©  2007, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

981 times read

Related news
Abbas dissolves unity government by UPI posted on Jun 15,2007

Talks between Fatah, Hamas break down by UPI posted on Mar 21,2008

Hamas accuses Fatah of terror tactics by UPI posted on Oct 05,2007

Hamas seeks charges against PM by UPI posted on Mar 25,2009

Home of Palestinian PM attacked by UPI posted on Jun 12,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 32 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum


Deschutes County

  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?