Palestinian imam killed as Gaza shoot-outs resume


dpa German Press Agency
Published: Friday January 5, 2007


Gaza- Unknown gunmen opened fire at worshippers leaving a
mosque in the central Gaza Strip Friday afternoon, killing a local
imam and injuring at least one other Palestinian, witnesses said.
The imam was initially critically injured in the shooting in the
Mughazi refugee camp, but died of his wounds shortly afterwards.

It was not immediately clear who was behind the attack, but
residents believed that militants of the opposition Fatah party, who
have engaged in bloody street clashes with the ruling, radical
Islamic Hamas movement, were behind it because the targets were
Islamists.

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