Friday, June 15, 2007

Hamas fighters and looters control Gaza

GAZA (Reuters) - Hamas Islamist fighters and looters ransacked the blood-spattered Palestinian presidential compound in Gaza on Friday, rejoicing at the rout of their well-armed, secular rivals from the president's Fatah faction.

With Gaza effectively a new independent entity under Hamas control, Israel and the United States were preparing to ease an embargo on the Palestinian Authority to channel funds to President Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah-run West Bank administration.
Thomas Braun, Lima, Peru

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