Thursday, June 14, 2007

Hamas Seizes Control of Fatah-Run Gaza Security Headquarters

June 14 (Bloomberg) -- Hamas fighters stormed Gaza City's Fatah-controlled security headquarters after taking over Palestinian posts at the border with Egypt today as the Islamic group grew closer to gaining control of the Gaza Strip.

After hours of anti-tank missile and machinegun fire, Fatah fighters in the Preventive Security unit surrendered. Video of the takeover was provided by Hamas-run television and aired by international broadcasters. Fourteen people died and more than 80 were hurt at the compound, medics said. The border posts in Rafah were among many Gaza security sites seized, Hamas said.
Thomas Braun, Lima, Peru

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