Palestinians' Factional Split Deepens over Gaza Conflict

[Los Angeles Times] Richard Boudreaux and Ashraf Khalil - Israel's assault in Gaza has widened the rift between Palestinians who back the search by moderate leaders for a peace accord and those drawn to Hamas' call for armed struggle. Palestinians say they are reluctant to rally behind any national cause not backed by all political factions. That helps explain why unrest over the violence in Gaza has been less intense in the West Bank than in some Arab capitals, said Hani Masri, a political analyst in Ramallah.

2009-01-04 06:00:00

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