Palestinian brothers, palestinian democracy

Discussion in 'Politics' started by dddooo, Feb 18, 2008.

  1. Hamas on Saturday accused their rivals in the West Bank of being behind an alleged plot to assassinate a top Hamas official...

    At a Gaza City news conference Saturday, Hamas broadcast videotaped confessions of alleged suspects, including several who said they received instructions from Tayeb Abdel Rahim, a senior Abbas aide, to assassinate Ismail Haniyeh of Hamas.

    One of the alleged suspects, Nafez Dabaki, said in the video that he had been offered 50,000 Jordanian dinars ($70,500, euro48,000) if he blew himself up at a mosque where Haniyeh was praying. Dabaki said he was asked three times to carry out the attack, but didn't go through with it.

    Another alleged assailant, Mohammed Kheil, said he had been asked to kill Haniyeh at a public rally. Kheil said he carried 25 kilos of explosives in a backpack, but said he was spooked by security guards at the rally and left.