Lawlessness in the ‘Wild West’ Bank and Gaza is underscored, by the latest rash of family fueding and power struggles for supremacy in the disputed territories. Palestinian clans are one of the least understood phenomenons, in the Arab war against Israel. So much so, that few westerners recognized the security a large and powerful family afforded to those who dared to stand up to Arafat when he was still alive. KGS
“The European observers — responsible for monitoring the crossing and ensuring the terms of an Israeli-Palestinian agreement are upheld — fled the area, fearing the situation was getting out of control, the officials said.
The police are angry over the killing of an officer Thursday in a family feud in Gaza. They said that because they have received no orders from their officers on how to deal with the situation they are taking matters into their own hands, the witnesses said.”