The fighting in Gaza is getting more intense, as both Hamas and Fatah
send thousands of their gunmen out to seize areas belonging to the other. There
have been more than a hundred casualties a day, plus much property
Lebanon, Israeli recon aircraft continue to make several flights daily. The UN
peacekeepers continue to protest, and that's that. A week of violence in
Beirut, mainly between Shia and Sunni gangs, as killed or wounded over a
hundred. The Arab League is sending negotiators to try and arrange a truce.
Hizbollah continues to pressure the government with street demonstrations, but
has held back on turning it into a civil war, so far.
1, 2007: The three day old ceasefire between Fatah and Hamas appears to be
over. Fatah security forces raided the Islamic University in Gaza, and arrested
eight Iranians. One of the Iranians committed suicide. The others were accused
to providing technical assistance to Hamas terrorist groups. Meanwhile, Hamas
gunmen ambushed a Fatah convoy, and seized a weapons and ammo shipment. Nearly
a hundred were killed or wounded as Fatah and Hamas resumed fighting for
control of Gaza.
31, 2007:Hamas and Fatah freed 38 of their 40 hostages. But gunmen from
both sides have resumed shooting each other.
30, 2007:A Saudi brokered ceasefire is holding in Gaza, but no one
expects it to hold for long. In a week of violence in the Palestinian
Territories, 34 were killed, some 150 wounded and 40 kidnapped.
29, 2007: A suicide bomber killed himself and two civilians in a bakery
at the Israeli resort town of Eilat. The Israeli government did not launch the
usual retaliatory attacks, even though two Palestinian terrorist groups took
credit for the attack. This was Palestinian suicide attack inside Israel in
nine months. The Israelis are intent on finding out how the terrorist, and his
explosives, got into Israel.