BBC: Hamas militant shot dead in Gaza
Posted by uscsjp on March 12, 2007
A commander of Palestinian militant group Hamas has been killed during a gun battle with rival faction Fatah in the northern Gaza Strip. It is the first such fatality since a Saudi-mediated ceasefire between the groups was signed a month ago.
The man was killed in the town of Beit Hanoun after a shoot-out between the two factions.
Each side blamed the other for starting the violence, which shook the town with mortars and rocket-propelled grenades. (continued)