Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas' declaration that he plans to move up the general elections in the Palestinian Authority caused thousands of Hamas and Fatah gunmen to take to the streets of Gaza in huge shows of force, which turned into exchanges of fire.
At least 18 people were injured in Rafah, two in Khan Younis, and one in Gaza. In addition, Hamas members reportedly kidnapped a police officer in Gaza. Thousands took part in demonstrations across the Strip.
The Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine were trying to mediate between Hamas and Fatah in a bid to end the exchanges of fire.
The idea of Islamic Jihad & the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestinian playing mediator or peace maker just cracks me up. What do they say? Play nice or we’ll implode! Kiss and make up or we will kassam you! Make nice or the Jews get it?