"I seem to recall that it was Fatah`s rocketing of Haniyeh`s own house that triggered off the violence that led to them being kicked out of Gaza." The tensions between these two groups began months before this event, including Hamas' denial of Fatah's leadership over the security forces (so they set up their own), Hamas' continued disregard for past PA agreements, Hamas' "blessing" to subservent forces in Gaza which attacked those exhibiting "non-Muslim ideals", etc. etc. Hamas has made its position known from the start that it will take power from Fatah totally, and allow them to have "token" positions in govt. hardly a democratic way of running government, don't you think?
from the article: Abbas: No dialogue with 'murderous terrorists' in Hamas