Fatah-allied clan in Gaza surrenders to Hamas

Hundreds of members of a Fatah-allied clan engaged in fierce battles with Hamas in recent months surrendered Wednesday to the Islamic group, witnesses said. The Bakr clan, numbering thousands of people, lives in a seaside neighborhood in Gaza City, and has about 200 armed men. On Wednesday afternoon, Hamas forces entered the area and led hundreds of men, women and children, their hands raised behind their heads, to a nearby mosque, said an area resident, Nael Ghoben.