According to Jonathan Cooke, the clashes between Hamas and Fateh gunmen in Gaza signal "the struggle for Palestine's soul."
They signal no such thing.
The clashes signal a struggle between two bankrupt groups fighting over petty, pathetic, puny, besieged power. They signal the logical result of the militarization of the Intifada. They signal what testosteronical men with guns do to each other when their "manhood" is defined by the bit of steel in their hands.
There is no epic battle here, my friend. Just a puny power struggle over fiefdoms. Jonathan Cooke should go ask ordinary Palestinians how they feel about the clashes of "black Sunday." Had he talked to them, he would have brought his analysis a notch or two down from the clouds.
As to "Palestine's soul"-- let's leave it in peace since we can only kill each other over it.