As if the Palestinians don't have enough problems, now Al Qa'eda is issueing threats to assassinate Fateh leaders.
What I find odd about these threatening leaflets by supposedly supporters of al Zarqawi is that they appear only two weeks after one of Hamas leaders warned in his Friday political sermon that if Hamas's governemnt falls, al Zarqawi will be the alternative. These remarks upset lots of people who felt they were being threatened.
I'm sure some would say that Fateh is coming up with this gimmick to boost their popularity. Could be.
But the pro-Hamas, anti-Fateh propaganda has reached such an ugly and scary pitch that violence seems the logical conclusion. Dahlan, who is not innocent, is nontheless being portrayed as an evil figure of mythic proportion.
What a mess!
On a note related to Fateh/Hamas rivalry, Fateh defeated Hamas for the student council elections at Al Quds Open University (which is traditionally a Fateh stronghold).