More Mayhem in Gaza
The situation in Gaza is getting worse by the minute: Palestinian policemen went on a rampage over the killing of a colleague and seized the Gaza-Egypt border crossing for several hours Friday, forcing European monitors to flee in the latest sign of growing mayhem in the coastal strip. [...]
Friday's border takeover and the kidnapping of the Britons fed worries that chaos in Gaza may be spreading to outsiders brought in to help develop the area following Israel's pullout.
Gaza has experienced a wave of shootouts, kidnappings and armed takeovers of government buildings in recent months, undermining Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' efforts to impose law and order in the wake of Israel's withdrawal from the area in September.
In new violence, a 14-year-old boy was killed Friday when a powerful Palestinian family attacked a local police station for a second straight day. Their assault the previous day caused the death of the police officer that set off the furious eruption by police Friday.
About 100 policemen stormed the Rafah border terminal in the morning, firing in the air and taking up positions at the crossing, security officials and witnesses said.
OK, so one of their own gets killed by this family, and instead of attacking the family they attack the checkpoint? Ok, cause that makes sense!
The Police is out of control, Abbas is losing control and Hamas seems to be getting more popular by the day amongst the palestinian population. If this ends up with an inner revolution and Hamas takes over, well, you can say goodbye to any peace plans in the near future.