Palestinians Demand End to Fighting
Posted on Dec 21, 2006
Fatah and Hamas supporters are shown in a file photo.
Hundreds of Palestinians took to the streets of Gaza on Thursday to demand peace from their government. The rally came a day after a shaky truce between rivals Fatah and Hamas went into effect.
Hundreds of Palestinians have rallied outside parliament in Gaza City, urging rival factions to stop violence and restart unity government talks.
Political rivals Fatah and Hamas withdrew their troops from Gaza’s streets on Wednesday morning, on the first full day of a formal cease-fire.
Two Fatah policemen were killed hours into the cease-fire, but the group said it would maintain the truce.
It follows week of escalating violence which has brought the territory to a standstill.
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