Noah Pollak at The Corner has an update on Gaza. Things have gone from bad to worse. Just a month ago Mousa Abu Marzook, the deputy of the political bureau of Hamas had this to say about the future in Gaza (link to the LA Times)
Gaza will be calm and under the rule of law — a place where all journalists, foreigners and guests of the Palestinian people will be treated with dignity.
Pollak brings us up to date:
Yesterday Hamas banned "unauthorized" public gatherings, and this morning clubbed participants at a pro-Fatah protest; Hamas is intimidating journalists, shutting down media offices, and confiscating cameras and film; the purge within Gaza continues, including gun battles with Islamic Jihad and persecution of Fatah members; and on Friday, security thugs violently broke up a wedding celebration that was attended by members of Fatah, beating people and driving trucks through the party (video of this barbarism is on Youtube).
There isn't much to say about this situation. Gaza's slide toward Islamist thug state, a mini-Iran without the oil revenue, is continuing apace.
Who didn't see this coming?
Here is the YouTube video of the Fatah wedding: