Fighting between Hamas and Fatah groups continued in the Gaza stip. Hamas security forces attacked Fatah men who were holding public prayer meetings and beat them with clubs and rifle butts. In the refugee camp at Jebaliya, Hamas security forces beat Fatah men at prayer and shot into the air. They also warned the media to cease filming. One film crew was told by a Hamas security officer: “If a single shot is on TV you know what will happen.” A Hamas spokesman said such threats would not be repeated.
It is remarkable how critics of Israel tactics toward Palestinians are strangely quiet when Hamas attacks people with clubs and rifles, fires into the air, and killed on former member of the Fatah security force. Is this an example of a double standard?