In the most severe factional violence in nearly two months, Hamas and Fatah gunmen shot at each other on Friday in Gaza, wounding at least 10 people and putting new strains on the Palestinian unity government in which both parties take part.
The fighting evolved from a disagreement on Thursday over putting in place a new security plan in Gaza. Fatah, which dominates the security forces in the Palestinian Authority, deployed a few thousand men without coordinating with Hamas or with the interior minister, Hani al-Qawasmeh.
On Thursday, Mr. Qawasmeh walked out of a meeting with the Fatah security chief, Rashid Abu Shbak, because the deployment had been ordered without Mr. Qawasmeh’s consent. Mr. Shbak has not commented on the dispute.
Seeing the Fatah deployments, Hamas gunmen opened fire at the national security building in central Gaza and at some of the Fatah men operating roadblocks.
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