Gaza mortar shells target Israeli forces searching for Hamas tunnels; Israel responds with airstrike, tank fire and declares border area a closed military zone; Hamas evacuates two schools as a precautionary measure.21:44 04.05.16 | 4 comments
but could we please stop referring to hamas' ascension to power as a "takeover" "violent coup" or whatever. they were elected democratically. granted it was only by 30,000 votes or so but still. really now. the only people who tried to "take over" gaza was fatah after they lost said election. i don't really care how you feel about either of them, but using that sort of language is more loaded than you realize.