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Friday, May 15, 2009

Hamas prevents "Nakba" rallies

In a little-reported story even among the Palestinian Arabic press, Hamas has prevented groups from holding rallies to mark "Nakba day" in Gaza.

The Popular Struggle Front put out a statement saying
Such practices by the security forces of the Hamas movement of preventing the national marches to commemorate the Nakba show the state of division in the Palestinian street, which has overshadowed the work on national unity.

The decision is blow to all efforts to end the division and reconciliation and the restoration of unity.
Leftists across the world denounced Hamas' anti-democratic and anti-freedom actions.

And if you believe that one...