"Hamas controls Gaza, and Fatah controls the West Bank. Al-Qaida can only operate in those areas if they get permission." - B Hamas has the most control in Gaza, though not total control. It has a much smaller influence in the West Bank. Al-Qaida is an opportunist who asks no permission and could care less if it had it. Al-Qaida takes advantage of disorder and distraught young men. What Israel and the US have achieved in the last 1-1/2 years is to create in Gaza a perfect environment for both Al-Qaida and Hamas to thrive, while destroying the influence of the secular and somewhat more moderate elements of Palestinian society. Only idiots do everything they can to help their worst enemies, while doing everything they can to destroy the enemies of their worst enemies. Idiots like Bush and Olmert.
Rocket alarm sirens sound in southern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: In the name of Islam?