Did the deposed Ismail Haniyeh cabinet stage a coup in Gaza in June 2007? An expose by Vanity Fair in their April 2008 issue suggests otherwise: “The Gaza Bombshell,” Vanity Fair (April 2008)”, http://www.vanityfair.com/politics/features/2008/04/gaza200804.
As early as August 2007 an International Crisis Group Report argues that the military takeover by Hamas was at least partially motivated by the perceived need to counter moves by Abbas’ National Security Adviser Mohammed Dahlan to throw the Haniyeh cabinet:
International Crisis Group, “After Gaza,” Middle East Report no. 68 (2 August 2007), http://www.crisisgroup.org/home/index.cfm?id=4975&l=1. (Registration is required to read ICG reports in full, but there are no charges.)