The men who were once considered freedom fighters and heros in the eyes of the Palestinian people are now thought of by some as merely thugs and gangsters. A Palestinian housewife by the name of Mai when asked about the Israeli strikes to halt rocket attacks said, "It's very ironic but I'm relieved the Israelis have started a bombing campaign. The gunmen killing each other on the streets were forced to go into hiding."
The fighting is between to Islamic factions in Palestine: the Fatah and Hamas. President Mahmoud Abbas (of Palestine) has declared that the Palestinians are on the brink of a civil war.
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-What are your thoughts on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict?
-Why do you think that those once for the destruction of Israel are now glad they are bombing? Is it a pull for the lesser of two evils?
-What do you think started the internal strife? Could it stem from the Hamas election?