"There will be violence; this is clear," another intelligence official
Hamas was said to have received pledges of up to $2 billion half from
Saudi Arabia. The European Union has also been examining a massive
reconstruction effort in the Gaza Strip.
A likely source of the anti-Hamas unrest was expected to stem from
Fatah-aligned clans, such as Dughmoush and Masri, officials said. In 2007
and 2008, Dughmoush fought Hamas squads throughout Gaza City.
The officials said the Hamas regime has already launched a massive
crackdown on the Fatah opposition in the Gaza Strip. They said Fatah was
accused of collaborating with Israel, particularly in tracking leading
members of Hamas's military. They included Hamas Interior Minister Said
Siyam, killed on Jan. 17.
So far, about 300 Fatah members were said to have been arrested in the
Gaza Strip since Jan. 17. Officials said many of them were being tortured
and killed in
schools, hospitals and mosques. Most Hamas facilities were destroyed in the
"Some of these Fatah people were accused of providing information on the
whereabouts of Siyam," a PA source said.