Thousands Protest Hamas
Posted on Aug 31, 2007
Thousands of protesters clashed with Hamas security forces in Gaza on Friday. Rival groups, including the recently ousted Fatah, organized the demonstration, which centered on alleged civil liberty violations and the politicization of mosques.
Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip have taken part in protests against the territory’s Hamas rulers, despite a ban on public gatherings.
About 20 people were injured in clashes after outdoor prayers were organised that turned into marches in main towns.
Protesters accuse the Islamist Hamas of violating civil liberties and using mosques to spread political propaganda.
AP Photo / Hatem Moussa
A protest by Fatah supporters against Hamas rule turned violent Friday when Hamas men began dispersing the crowd, firing in the air and beating demonstrators.