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The American proxy war in Gaza

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Article/book #: 56886
Title: The American proxy war in Gaza
By: Ali Abunimah  
Published in: Electronic Intifada
Date of issue: Saturday, 3 February 2007



What lies behind the bloody battles between Hamas and Fatah loyalists which have claimed dozens of Palestinian lives in Gaza in recent days and increased fears of a Palestinian civil war? EI co-founder Ali Abunimah argues that in the minds of Bush administration ideologues, Palestine has become another front in what they conceive as a new Cold War against "Islamofascism." Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Gaza warlord Muhammad Dahlan have become the willing proxies for an American war spreading across the region. And as Palestinians kill each other, Israel watches -- and lets the weapons come in -- with glee.

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