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36 killed, 250 wounded in 24 hours of Gaza fighting
Thursday, June 14, 2007 :PCHR is deeply concerned over the continuous fierce fighting between Fatah and Hamas movements in the Gaza Strip, and calls upon the two movements to go back to dialogue and calm down the situation. PCHR calls also upon the Palestinian National Authority to investigate such incidents and bring all those who are involved in them to justice whatever their affiliations are.
Tuesday, 12 June 2007, witnessed the fiercest and bloodiest clashes since the beginning of this latest wave of fighting nearly one week ago. In the past 24 hours, 36 Palestinians have been killed and 250 others have been wounded. The victims include some civilians. Thus, the number of Palestinians killed since the beginning of this latest wave of fighting have increased to 60, and the number of the wounded have mounted to at least 400. These figures include some civilians, including women and children.
Armed clashes have erupted between militants from both movements in various areas in the Gaza Strip, especially in Gaza City and the north. Hundreds of militants have deployed in the streets, some of them are in military uniforms, others are in militia uniforms, and some of them are masked. They have closed dozens of the main and branch roads. Militants from the two sides have taken positions in civilian populated areas and exchanged fire