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Over 600 Palestinians killed in internal clashes since 2006

An estimated 616 Palestinians have been killed in factional fighting since Hamas defeated Fatah in elections in January 2006, a leading Palestinian rights group said on Wednesday.

 

In its annual report, the Palestinian Independent Commission for Citizens' Rights said 345 Palestinians were killed in factional fighting in 2006. In the first five months of 2007, another 271 Palestinians were killed. (Reuters)