Hamas Seizes US Armored Personnel Carriers

Excerpt:  Hamas today seized control of large caches of U.S. weapons, including eight American armored personnel carriers provided to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party, according to Hamas leaders and Fatah sources.Stepping up its power struggle with Fatah, Hamas today launched attacks against U.S.-backed installations of Fatah security forces, completely taking a number of Fatah security buildings in Gaza and laying siege to others. According to Palestinian security officials, Hamas now controls most installations of Fatah forces in the northern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis and about 50 percent of Fatah's central Gaza infrastructure. Fatah officials said Hamas was attempting a total "coup" of Gaza.

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