The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

Palestinian brothers at war

Great, sad story from Gaza by the excellent Sarah El Deeb:

JEBALIYA REFUGEE CAMP Gaza Strip--The two al-Ottol brothers are recovering in separate rooms of their house, wounded in the latest round of fighting between rival Hamas and Fatah militias one on each side.

Hamada al-Ottol, 19, was wounded while fighting for Fatah, the movement of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. He wants revenge. His brother, Tahseen, 22, of Hamas, hopes a summit underway in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, can stop the internal conflict before the rift between them becomes irreconcilable.