In case you’ve left your scorecard at home, the State Department’s version is that Hamas are the bloodthirsty jihad terrorists, while Fatah are the peaceful, pragmatic moderates. Of course, Fatah has never actually been that, and here is yet more proof.
“Hamas slams Fatah for shelling,” from JTA, June 27 (thanks to the Constantinopolitan Irredentist):
Hamas criticized Fatah militants for undermining the Palestinian national interest by firing rockets into Israel.
In a statement carried by the official Palestinian news agency, Maa, Hamas leaders warned other militant factions against taking actions that threaten Hamas’ cease-fire with Israel in the Gaza Strip.
Fatah’s armed wing, the Al-Aksa Brigade, has fired several shells into Israel from Gaza since the June 19 cease-fire went into effect, and Islamic Jihad has fired rockets into Israel. Israel’s military has not responded, but Israel has delayed reopening border crossings along the Gaza-Israel line.
After firing its rockets into Israel, Islamic Jihad reportedly said it will adhere to the truce terms.
After breaking the truce, Islamic Jihad reportedly said it will adhere to the truce terms.