The turmoil in Gaza continues unabated as the two main Palestinian factions clash. At least 22 deaths have occurred since Thursday. Despite pleas for restraint from throughout the Arab world, the fighting between Fatah and Hamas looks as though it could escalate, spreading to the West Bank.


Gunfire and exploding grenades could be heard in Gaza City early on Sunday.

Fighting between the governing Hamas faction and its political rival, Fatah, has left at least 22 dead since Thursday, the worst violence in months.

The clashes have halted attempts to hold talks on forming a Palestinian national unity government.

Witnesses said Sunday morning saw further clashes in Gaza’s densely populated streets, but there were no immediate reports of casualties.

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