Students at W. Bank university throw chairs in clash over ME conference

Dozens of Palestinian university students from rival factions fought with chairs, stones and fists Saturday, after one group said Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has made too many concessions to Israel and would have to make more in an upcoming US-hosted Mideast conference. Ten students were hurt in the clash at Bir Zeit University which pitted supporters of Abbas' Fatah movement against followers of a small PLO faction, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine. The incident began with a gathering of dozens of PFLP supporters on campus.