CBN News June 2007 An Israeli soldier was killed Wednesday and two others wounded during a firefight with Palestinians in the Gaza Strip. The incident comes nearly one month after the terrorist group Hamas took complete control of Gaza. Now, Israel and the US are hoping to counter Hamas by arming the Fatah party of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, but Hamas is imposing an Islamist order in Gaza. On June 14 Hamas gunmen battled Fatah security forces in Gaza City and drove the American- backed Fatah out of the Gaza Strip. Since the Oslo peace process began 14 years ago, the US, Europe and others have given billions of dollars in aid - including weapons, armored vehicles, and even buildings. Now all those things are in the hands of the victorious Hamas. Caroline Glick of The Jerusalem Post says Hamas gained a treasure trove of intelligence information from the ransacked buildings of the security forces and that Hamas is sharing that information with Iran. "It is fully funded and backed and ordered around by Teheran and the Iranian Revolutionary Guard," Glick said. "And it is impossible to underestimate the dangers that come from having this kind of Iranian proxy bordering Israel and Egypt -- both for the national security of Israel and for the national security of Egypt. The reaction of the US and Israel to the Hamas takeover of Gaza is to prevent it from taking over the West Bank as well. And that means an almost desperate attempt to support Palestinian President <b>...</b>
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