The Al Qassam brigades, the armed wing of Hamas movement, reported Saturday that one of its fighters was killed in what it called a jihad mission in Gaza City.
The fighter, Sameh Al Beitar, was killed in Al Sabra neighborhood.
The Brigades did not reveal information on how the fighter was killed and what type of mission he was conducting.
The Israeli army appears to have no relation to the incident.
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Ninety percent of casualties brought to Gaza’s main hospital during Israel’s winter offensive against Hamas were civilians, according to a new book by one of Norway’s most famous and controversial physicians, Dr. Mads Gilbert.
The book, scheduled to be published this month under the title “I in Gaza,” recounts Gilbert’s experiences as a volunteer at Shifa Hospital in Gaza City and focuses on individual stories by patients and medical staff.
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True, the conference was held on Palestinian soil, but, ironically, under the watchful eye of Israeli soldiers. The failure of the Palestinian Liberation Movement (Fatah) to achieve any of its declared goals was symbolized in its holding the conference under occupation. This reflects not only the demise of Fatah — the faction that dominated the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) for decades — but the general demise of contemporary Palestinian nationalism.
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Meanwhile, Hamas movement stated Sunday that political arrests against its members are on the rise, an issue which contradicts what the rival Fateh movement and its affiliated security forces and officials are saying.
On Sunday, Hamas accused Fateh of firing employees from their government jobs due to their political affiliation.
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Maan added that Abbas told Egyptian security officials who visited Ramallah recently that “Fateh movement agrees to all of the demands of Hamas under the condition that Hamas agrees to presidential and legislative elections in 2010”.
The statements of Abbas surprised the Egyptian team who immediately headed to Damascus to hold talks with Hamas’ political bureau leader, Khalid Mashal, to listen to his response.
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The de facto Ministry of the Interior in Gaza will try to “correct” ideologies held by members of Jund Ansar Allah who were arrested after and during gun battles last week, spokesman Eyhab Al-Ghussein said on Saturday.
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A statement on the website from unnamed sources, groups expressed condolences for Sheikh Abdul Latif Moussa, the leader of Jund Ansar Allah. Moussa lead hundreds of supporters to a Rafah mosque on Friday and declared the area an Islamic emirate. De facto government police said they were forced to react to the group when shots were fired in a civilian area. Clashes broke out culminating in 24 dead including six de facto government officers, six civilians including two young girls, and 12 Jund Ansar Allah fighters.
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