Surreal Campus Politics
Hundreds of student supporters of the Hamas group clashed with supporters of Mahmoud Abbas' ruling Fatah party, throwing punches, sticks and stones during a Hamas campaign rally for student council elections.
Hospital officials said at least nine people were injured, including an Agence France Press photographer who received five stitches in the head.
The massive brawl erupted when several hundred Fatah supporters at Hebron University in the West Bank started shouting their own party's slogans in the midst of a large Hamas rally. Harsh words erupted into a fight, sending photographers and cameramen at the scene running for cover.
Student supporters of the Islamic Jihad intervened, acting as a buffer and eventually ending the violent fight between the two parties.
Hamas, Fatah and Islamic Jihad running candidates for STUDENT COUNCIL?????