News Brief 5/17/2007, Iyar 29, 5767
Bomb Tunnel Under Gaza Road
The Arab news source PNN announced on Thursday night that Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas canceled a planned visit to Gaza in the afternoon due to a bomb tunnel. The bomb tunnel was built under the road on which Abbas was to travel from the Erez crossing to his Gaza office, according to PNN.
Sources close to Abbas said recently that PA-controlled areas are approaching total political anarchy, and expressed doubt that the Hamas-Fatah coalition will last much longer. Dozens of PA Arabs in Gaza have been killed in fighting between the two groups since Sunday.