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Boy's death ignites rare anti-Hamas protests in Gaza

By Nidal al-Mughrabi
At least 500 protesters in the Gaza Strip have called for the overthrow of the ruling Hamas government in a rare demonstration triggered by the death of a three-year-old boy in a fire during a power outage.

Protesters in the Bureij refugee camp, where the boy's family live, called for Hamas to be toppled and chanted "The people want to down the regime" late on Tuesday night, echoing slogans adopted in Arab revolutions in neighboring countries. The police swiftly dispersed the crowd.

Demonstrators took to the streets as the boy's body was being moved to a hospital, saying they were protesting against the incompetent way Hamas ruled Gaza. Anger spilled over after the boy died and his infant sister suffered critical burns when a candle lit amid a power outage burnt their house down.

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Added: Sep-26-2012 Occurred On: Sep-26-2012
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  • Stop Hamas now!! Before its too late!!

    This is just the tip of the iceberg of what's to come!

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  • best thing to happen is for IDF to go in there and liquidate hamas, but they can't do that due to the international pressure from all the muslim-loving countries.

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  • Muslims hate it when little children die that young. Another 3 or 4 years and the boy would have been a perfectly good martyr.

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  • Israel could easily sell any amount of electricity to Gaza. In fact it does sell some.

    However Gaza knows only too well that Israeli policy is to cut electricity randomly or in response to a 'provocation' as a means of collective punishment for the Gazans.

    Israel has also bombed Gazan generating stations and presently only one is left working, so the issue of fuel restrictions is less important than it sounds.

    Overall Gaza is screwed by people who consider it to be a convenient concentration More..

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    • @DEADBEEF " Israel could easily sell any amount of electricity to Gaza."

      Instead they gave gaza working power plants and greenhouses which the palestinians immediately tore down. Fucking joos...

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    • @dmarlow310

      What utter crap!

      I'm a member of IEEE and they did a really good story on how Israel bombed the Gaza power plants. The Gazans did not in any way destroy the power-plants.

      The greenhouses were mostly destroyed by the settlers before they left. A small number of the rest got looted by farmers for their agricultural equipment - despite P.A. attempts to stop them.

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