PA minister: Fatah may take back Gaza by force

Palestinian Authority Minister for Prisoners Affairs Ashraf Ajrami said Thursday night that he did not rule out Fatah forcibly regaining control of Gaza but only in the event of a popular uprising against Hamas rule. During a conference in Ma'aleh Hahamisha, Ajrami also said that if a peace deal is signed between Israel and the Palestinians the Palestinian people will turn against Hamas. The minister warned that Hamas was cooperating with al-Qaida and that it sought to establish Islamic rule in the PA.