Fatah supporters have clashed repeatedly with Hamas members in recent days
Clashes in Gaza City between Hamas men and unknown fighters has cast doubt on a recent truce between rival Palestinian groups.
The fighting occured in the early hours of Friday near the home of Mahmoud al-Zahar, the Palestinian foreign minister.
It was not immediately clear if the fighting involved Fatah, Hamas' rivals.
Early reports said that men loyal to a local clan had attacked al-Zahar's house.
The number of casualties was not immediately clear.
Gaza has recently been the scene of increasingly heavy fighting between Fatah and Hamas.
Tensions have been high in Gaza after Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, called for early elections on Saturday.
Hamas, which trounced the once dominant Fatah in January polls, said it would boycott a new poll.
Copyright - Original materials copyright (c) by the authors. Originally posted at http://zionism-israel.com/israel_news/2006/12/hamas-and-fatah-clash-in-gaza.html. Please do link to these articles, quote from them and forward them by email to friends with this notice. Other uses require written permission of the author.