Al-Qaida Vs. Hamas: Leader Blows Himself Up…….

What does it matter
if one beats the other?
Al-Qaida Vs. Hamas

So the leader of Al-Qaida in Gaza blew himself up, if only the rest of the group, Hamas and the Fattah leadership would follow his example, the Arabs and Israelis would be better off. KGS
The leader of an al-Qaida-inspired group in the Gaza Strip blew himself up during a shootout Saturday with security forces that killed 24 people and posed one of the biggest challenges to Hamas since the group seized power in Gaza two years ago.

The fighting erupted Friday when Hamas security men surrounded a mosque in the southern Gaza town of Rafah on the Egypt border where about 100 members of Jund Ansar Allah, or the Soldiers of the Companions of God, were holed up.

Flares lit up the sky overnight as Hamas machine gun fire and rocket propelled grenades slammed into the mosque. The militants inside the structure returned fire with automatic weapons and grenades of their own.

The head of the radical Islamic group, Abdel-Latif Moussa, was killed when fighting resumed after dawn Saturday, Ihab Ghussein, a Hamas Interior Ministry spokesman, told The Associated Press.

He said Moussa detonated an explosives vest he was wearing during the fighting.

“The so-called Moussa has committed suicide … killing a mediator who had been sent to him to persuade him and his followers to hand themselves over to the government,” Ghussein said.

NOTE: Thanks to Debbie Schlussel for the idea of A Vs. P

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