Hamas: We seized American weapons
Claims arms meant for Abbas forces taken by militia in ambush last night
Posted: February 1, 2007
10:36 a.m. Eastern
By Aaron Klein
© 2007 WorldNetDaily.com JERUSALEM – Hamas today carried out an ambush in which it obtained an American weapons shipment transferred last night to militias in the Gaza Strip associated with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party, top Hamas officials told WND. The U.S. weapons were provided to Abbas purportedly to bolster Fatah forces against Hamas. The two factions have engaged in nearly two months of deadly factional clashes after Abbas called for new Palestinian elections in a move widely seen as an attempt to dismantle the Hamas-led PA.