Sunday, October 21, 2007

Faction Fraction Gaza Friction

Three Palestinians killed in factional clashes in Gaza

Left: Palestinian mourners carry the body of 13 year-old Mohammed al-Susei, killed in the crossfire of the latest clashes in Gaza, during his funeral in Gaza City. Three people were killed Saturday during clashes between Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, including a woman and a 13-year-old boy, that also left 45 people wounded, medical sources said.


Three people were killed Saturday during clashes between Palestinian factions in the Gaza Strip, including a woman and a 13-year-old boy, that also left 45 people wounded, medical sources said.

In a clash between Islamic Jihad and members of the Hamas movement near Rafah a stray bullet killed Hiyam Saker, a 51-year-old woman, a medic said. Fifteen people were wounded in that clash.

Two people were killed, including a 13-year-old boy, in fighting in Gaza City between Hamas police and members of the Helles family, which are loyal to the Fatah party of Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas. Thirty people were wounded in the fighting, medics said.

Seven people have been killed since Thursday in the worst clashes since Hamas seized control of Gaza in June. The violence erupted last week when the Hamas Executive Force tried to arrest members of the Heles clan, which is allied to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah movement.

Saturday's violence started when members the Heles clan fired at a vehicle containing Hamas security officers in the Shijaiyah neighbourhood of Gaza City, Hamas officials said.

Witnesses said Hamas snipers took over rooftops, while the clan blocked roads into the district with rocks and mounds of sand. The two sides fired mortars and rocket-propelled grenades at each other, sending clouds of grey smoke into the air.

Israeli forces also shot dead two Palestinians in a boat off the Gaza Strip on Saturday. Israeli warplane fired a missile at a boat carrying two suspected Islamic Jihad militants, the Israeli military said. The two were fishermen, according to a spokesman for Hamas, but Islamic Jihad said one of the dead men was a member of its group.



Fate Fatha
Bait Hamas
Harass h-our-glass

Awesome yet disjunctive,
Disconnected, somewhere in left field
Straddling the fence
Beyond the prism, off of the spectrum,
Incoherent, unrelated, ironic,
Bestial yet beautiful,
And a whole lot less.
Nothing else would have succinctly
Captivated the tone of this epitome
For some to become.

Come ant airy

In the atmosphere to the strata
Sphere deservedly ha! nada Fatah
The iconization of a faction
Holy mass, Hamas radical station

Millions of souls dead or living
Curse in bless this infighting
So do we as we build effigy upon eulogy
Never attaining synergy

Thought nor emotion - temporal
Dream and aspiration - spatial
Give me fellatio, phallic in italic
Furtive facial, static swallow idyllic

Throttle cockle fallacious
Gag gurgle oh so delicious.

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