Gaza appears to be closer to being engulfed in a civil war. At least 17 Palestinians have died in the past day in intense fighting between Hamas and Fatah. Earlier this morning, a rocket-propelled grenade hit the home of Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas. It was the third attempt on his life in 24 hours. An officer with Mahmoud Abbas's presidential guard said several mortar bombs also struck the president's compound in Gaza City. No one was hurt. Both Hamas and Fatah have used websites and text messages to call for the execution of the other side's military and political leaders. Four people died after a shoot out inside a hospital in northern Gaza. In the town of Beit Lahiya, Hamas fighters assassinated one of the most senior Fatah leaders in Gaza, Jamal Abu al Jedian. He was a co-founder of Fatah's al Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. Hamas fighters attacked Jedian's house, dragged him into the street, and then shot him 45 times.

All the years of oppression and occupation by Israel have driven these particular Palestinians insane. They are doing to each other exactly what the neocons and false-Zionists want them to do. They are taking out their frustrations on each other since they don't seem to know how to get at the Israelis.

Tom Usher

About Tom Usher

Employment: 2008 - present, website developer and writer. 2015 - present, insurance broker. Education: Arizona State University, Bachelor of Science in Political Science. City University of Seattle, graduate studies in Public Administration. Volunteerism: 2007 - present, president of the Real Liberal Christian Church and Christian Commons Project.