Another Ramadan Muslim holy day, another round of Muslim—on—Muslim killings. As mentioned here recently there is definitely a Muslim genocide underway —— but the perpetrators are other Muslims. The following is just another small sampling of Ramadan holiday festivities including terrorism.
In the past few days the threats have risen another grizzly notch as
The al—Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, an armed wing of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction, threatened for the first time on Tuesday to kill Hamas leaders, including exiled political chief Khaled Meshaal.
The threat marked an escalation in the power struggle between Fatah and the ruling Hamas movement after two days of internal fighting in the Gaza Strip and the occupied West Bank in which 12 Palestinians were killed and more than 100 wounded.
there was less violence Monday compared to the chaos and running street battles that killed eight people and wounded 100 others across Gaza a day earlier.
These are not isolated incidents; other murderous battles pock Arab areas even in such locations as hospitals and private shops.
in other violence, a gunbattle erupted at Gaza City's main hospital when relatives of one of Sunday's victims arrived to retrieve his body. Fatah gunmen accompanying them opened fire on Hamas militiamen patrolling the hospital. No one was hurt, hospital officials said.
In the northern West Bank city of Nablus, Fatah militants shot at Deputy Prime Minister Nasser Shaer's bodyguards as they rode in a government car, injuring two of them, said Shaer, who was not present during the attack. Hospital officials said a Fatah militant was also injured.
In Jericho, a Fatah gunman trying to enforce the general strike shot a shop owner in the head, seriously wounding him, Fatah officials said. The wounded man was also a Fatah member, the officials said.
The Al Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, a Fatah—linked militant group, also circulated a flier threatening to execute Interior Minister Said Siyam, Syria—based Hamas political leader Khaled Mashaal and Youssef Zahar, the head of the Hamas militia.
Up in Lebanon, where radical Muslim Hezb'allah operatives have set up their own mini autonomous terrorist entity amidst a civilian Lebanese area, some speculate
the country will erupt in civil war, or multi civil wars, including intra Shiite Hezb'allah killings.
Many have started wondering out loud what they got out of the war. Within the community in Lebanon there is an increasing sense that they are the ones that paid the price of the war, but didn't benefit from it. Because of this, disagreements among the Shiites have intensified, all the way up to the Hizbullah leadership. The radical faction of the community is demanding the establishment of a Shiite sharia state in the south and the Lebanon Valley.
The more moderate faction is demanding that after the set objectives (read: 'liberation of Shebaa Farms' and release of the Lebanese prisoners) are achieved, the organization must disarm and absorb into the Lebanese state in exchange for increased Shiite representation.
If all this violence occurs during a holiday period what will happen when the festive month is over? Alas, peace and good will do not seem to be in the non holiday future.
Ethel C. Fenig 10 03 06