News Briefs

  3/18/2007, Adar 28, 5767

Fatah Official Kidnapped in Gaza

A Fatah official was kidnapped by armed men on Sunday in Gaza. The official, Mohammed Abu-Smala, is active in Force 17, an elite branch of the Fatah terrorist group’s armed forces.

Kidnappings and killings have continued in the Gaza region despite the recent agreement between Fatah and Hamas to share control of the Palestinian Authority. Local residents expressed concern that Sunday’s violence may lead to the further deterioration of Gaza’s security.