Resignation deepens Gaza crisis

Palestinian Prime Minister Ismail Haniya has accepted the resignation of his interior minister following a new wave of factional fighting in Gaza.
Hani Qawasmi offered to resign last month in protest at worsening security, but was persuaded to stay on.

Seven people have been killed in two days of violence in Gaza, the worst since Hamas and Fatah agreed to form a unity government in February.

Mr Qawasmi, a non-partisan official, was named after months of wrangling.

Up to 400 people have died in clashes between the two factions since the Islamist Hamas won last year's parliamentary elections.

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