Pergolakan terakhir ini berlaku semenjak kata sepakat antara Fatah dan Hamas untuk mebentuk kerajaan bersama (unity government) dimana Fatah mahu Hamas turut mengiktiraf Israel tidak tercapai. Pergolakan terus meruncing.
Kronologi berita beberapa hari yang lepas:
Hamas dismisses resignation call (02 Dec 2006)
Haniya accuses Abbas over deadlock (03 Dec 2006)
Haniya steadfast on Palestinian's right of return (06 Dec 2006)
Abbas mulls early elections (10 Dec 2006)
Children killed in Gaza shooting (11 Dec 2006)
Gaza bomb attack after judge killed (13 Dec 2006)
Gaza crisis prompts Haniya's return (13 Dec 2006)
Haniya barred from entering Gaza (14 Dec 2006)
Haniya crosses into Gaza (14 Dec 2006)
Bodyguard dies in attack on Haniya (15 Dec 2006)
Hamas accuses Fatah over attack (15 Dec 2006)
Hamas rally comes under Fatah fire (15 Dec 2006)
Dan kini Hamas menyatakan Fatah mahu peperangan
Hamas says Abbas wants war
A senior Hamas official has accused Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president and leader of Fatah, of starting a war after his security forces opened fire on a Hamas rally in the West Bank and firefights broke out in
Khalil al-Hayya, the head of Hamas's faction in parliament, told 100,000 of the movement's supporters at a noisy rally in
Ismail Haniya, the prime minister and leader of Hamas, was more conciliatory at the rally, appealing for "national unity", but stopping short of explicitly calling for calm as he had during previous spikes in internal fighting.
At least 32 Hamas supporters in the West Bank city of
Tensions were at their highest in a decade and followed months of failed talks to form a unity government between the ruling Hamas Islamist faction and Abbas's once dominant Fatah.
Hayya said Hamas would not agree to holding an early election or a referendum on the issue, a move that Abbas could announce in a speech planned for Saturday in an attempt to break the political deadlock.
Hayya did not say what Hamas would do if Abbas made such a dramatic announcement.
The violence broke out after Hamas, which controls the Palestinian Authority, accused a Fatah regional commander and Abbas's presidential guard of trying to kill Haniya outside the Rafah border crossing with