The gunmen, intensifying pressure on Arafat to stamp out alleged corruption in his government, exchanged fire with Palestinian forces in a military intelligence compound in Rafah and set a nearby office alight.
This is getting more interesting.
Who are the gunmen? This being Gaza you have to bet Hamas...but Reuters - home of the Troll of Ramallah'stm
"alledged" corruption - would never tell you. There is, however, speculation that the hand of ex-security chief - two Prime Ministers ago I think but who can keep track - Mohammed Dahlan may be guiding the unrest. Which would make it a three corner match with Dahlan, Arafat and Hamas bidding for control of the Gaza streets. (Hamas leadership has a slight problem as the Israelis tend to play whack a mole with Hellfires everytime a leader is spotted above ground.
For Israel this may add to the impetus to withdraw from Gaza. After all, who needs the headache. However, if it is a Hamas driven uprising and the Troll can's stop it Israel will almost certainly have to stay in Gaza simply to ensure Hamas is unable to use it as a terror base.