Fighting in Gaza Sparks Fears of Civil War

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Palestinian girls flee an area were members of the Al-Qassam military wing of Hamas clashed with presidential guards Dec. 17, 2006, in Gaza City. Abid Katib/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinian girls flee an area were members of the Al-Qassam military wing of Hamas clashed with presidential guards Dec. 17, 2006, in Gaza City.

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Fighting between rival forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and Prime Minister have sparked fears of a civil war. Fierce battles this weekend between Palestinian factions in Gaza were set off Saturday when Abbas called for new elections. Eric Westervelt talks with Debbie Elliott.

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