A Fatah supporter scuffles with a Palestinian security officer during a protest against the Hamas government in the West Bank city of Ramallah on Sunday. Rival Palestinian security forces clashed across the Gaza Strip on Sunday, killing six and injuring 50 others, in the biggest outbreak of internal fighting in months over unpaid wages and stalled unity government talks. - Reuters
GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP):
Gunbattles erupted yesterday between Fatah gunmen and Hamas militiamen in the southern Gaza town of Rafah, killing two people and wounding 14 others a day after a deadly explosion of internal violence paralyzed the Gaza Strip.
The fighting was the latest in a series of sporadic battles throughout the day as tension remained high between the two groups. Fatah militants enforced a general strike in many West Bank towns in a show of strength against Hamas, while the Hamas-led government ordered all ministries closed to protest Fatah attacks on government buildings.
But the level of violence remained below the chaos and running street battles that killed eight people and wounded 100 others across Gaza on Sunday.