Warring Palestinians Split Into Two
Hamas takeover leads Israel to question further support efforts for Gaza.
What happenedFollowing several days of bloody fighting against its rival Fatah last week, the Islamist Palestinian faction Hamas consolidated total control of Gaza, leaving the Palestinian territories with two governments and an uncertain future. After Hamas forces in Gaza routed Fatah, President Mahmoud Abbas of Fatah this week dismissed the Hamas-led Cabinet of the Palestinian Authority and appointed moderate Salam Fayyad as interim prime minister. Abbas, who is based in the West Bank, described the Hamas takeover as