Show of defiance in sea of green: Thousands of Palestinians gather at rallies to celebrate birth of Hamas

Tens of thousands of Hamas supporters formed a sea of green as they marched through Gaza City to mark 27 years since the formation of Islamist movement Hamas.

‘Just as we liberated Gaza… we will repeat the experience in the West Bank,’ senior Hamas leader Mahmud al-Zahar said in a speech at a similar march in southern Gaza…

Fathy Hammad, a former cabinet minister, saw the large turnout as showing Hamas – the de facto rulers of Gaza – remained popular despite the war’s devastation and the hardships of an Egyptian and Israeli blockade of the coastal territory…


More photos at the link (The Daily Mail, that is not sympathetic to Israel…but they have lots of photos).

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