Wednesday, September 07, 2005

The Palestinian Justice System In Action

Moussa Arafat, cousin of Yasser Arafat, and former security chief in Gaza, was dragged from his house and killed by gunmen.
The Popular Resistance Committees, a violent group made up largely of former members of the Fatah movement of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, later claimed responsibility. The group said it killed Arafat to punish him for alleged corruption after the Palestinian security forces had taken no action against him.

"We have implemented God's law," a spokesman, Mohammed Abdel Al, told The Associated Press.
The killing will provide a test of Abbas' leadership, and may be sign of a coming civil war.