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Monday, June 06, 2011

Hamas stopped "Naksa Day" protests in Gaza

Yesterday, things in Gaza remained quiet, even though it was "Naksa Day."

Now we know why.

Palestine Press Agency reported that Hamas banned a planned demonstration of people who planned to approach the security fence near Khan Younis. Hamas' reason was that it would hurt "national unity." One commenter said that Hamas prevented Islamic Jihad from reaching the fence at Beit Hanoun.

Just more proof that in Gaza there's pretty much no such thing as a "spontaneous protest."