Police operation in Gaza
Published time: 10 May, 2007 05:12 Edited time: 10 May, 2007 09:12
The first phase of a major Palestinian security operation has begun in Gaza. More than three thousand police officers have been deployed in a joint effort between rival political movements Hamas and Fatah.
The two factions – who recently clashed on the streets on Gaza – are sharing power in a national unity government.Officials say the aim of the security plan is to crack down on violence although it does not include any measures to stop militant rocket attacks against Israel.