Gaza Strip clashes: Two dead despite truce
Two Palestinians died and another 11 were injured on Monday as clashes between Fatah and Hamas gunmen flared in Gaza City in defiance of a truce agreed overnight, medical sources said.
Both dead men were named as Fatah members -- Alaa Shbeir, a 24-year-old bodyguard of a spokesman for the movement, and Mohammed al-Bhasae.
According to AFP, clashes erupted just hours after officials from both sides said a truce would take effect from 12:30 am following the killing of five Palestinians in the worst factional violence in weeks. Among the dead were two employees of a Hamas-affiliated newspaper who were shot after being pulled out of a taxi at a Fatah roadblock Sunday, according to Hamas' sources.