Israel intervenes in Gaza factional fray

Israeli troops fired shots amid clashes between Hamas and Fatah forces at the Karni crossing on the Gaza-Israel border [May 15]. [BBC, May 15] At least seven Presidential Guard personnel are thought to have been killed during the Hamas attack. Both factions had announced a cease-fire late on [May 14]. [AlJazeera, May 15] Palestinian Interior Minister Hani al Qawsami resigned on Monday, accusing the government of not having taken security seriously and failing to grant him sufficient authority. Prime Minister Ismail Haniya takes command of forces in the Gaza Strip. [AlJazeera, May 14]

From Security Briefs, May 15

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