US trained military backs Fatah against Hamas

500 troops, trained with US money crossed the border from Egypt with permission from Israel, to fight with Fatah against Hamas.

Ludicrously, the US and Israel “have been trying to avoid the perception of taking sides in a conflict that this week in Gaza has resembled a nascent civil war.” I’m guessing one excellent way to do that would to not openly and militarily back one side against another.