Oct. 8, 2002
Four dead as Hamas, PA clash
By LAMIA LAHOUD
======Hamas gunmen and Palestinian police fired on each other in a deadly fight in Gaza City Monday afternoon, after a group of masked Hamas gunmen killed the commander of the Palestinian riot police in Gaza earlier in the day.
Palestinian security sources said Hamas activist Imad al-Aql killed Col. Rajeh Abu Lahiya, 47, in revenge for the death of his brother and two other Hamas members at the hands of PA riot police on October 8, 2001. . . .
This might be just a simple vengeance slaying, but it's interesting nonetheless. Although all the various Palestinian factions have Israel as an ostensible enemy, in practice they have likely to worry more about internecine conflict.