Hundreds of Fatah members under Hamas house arrest

ToI’s Elhanan Miller reports on the intimidation and assault many Fatah members face in the Gaza Strip.

He writes:

“Moments after the call for evening prayer on July 28, the first day of the Islamic festival of Eid al-Fitr, Fatah activist Sami Abu Lashin heard a knock on the door of his Gaza home.

“Lashin, known as Abu Hassan, opened to the door to discover some 20 masked men armed with rifles. When he asked the men what they wanted, one gunman stepped out of the group and promptly fired a shot at Lashin’s right thigh, and then two more at his left thigh, shattering the bone.”

Read the full story here.

Fatah member Sami Abu Lashin at Shifa Hospital in Gaza, a photo displayed on his movement's Facebook page, August 17, 2014 (photo credit: Facebook image)
Fatah member Sami Abu Lashin at Shifa Hospital in Gaza, a photo displayed on his movement’s Facebook page, August 17, 2014 (photo credit: Facebook image)

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