Feb 25, 2007
Palestinian infighting continues despite Mecca agreement, the reason? the powerful families in Gaza - some Fatah, some Hamas - are settling scores and revenging for their dead sons prior to the agreement. Both parties, Fatah and Hamas, have little control over these families and it isn't threatening - so far - the peace agreement but it shows how fragile the Palestinian society has become. Some even suggest that these families are revenging the killing of family members during the first Intifada, where more a thousand Palestinian were accused of collaborating with the Israel and executed.