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Hamas supporters rally in Gaza in support of Turkey

Arab World Materials 4 September 2011 07:10
Dozens of supporters of the Islamic Hamas movement demonstrated in Gaza City on Saturday in support of Turkey's decision to downgrade its diplomatic ties with Israel, Xinhua reported.
Hamas supporters rally in Gaza in support of Turkey

Dozens of supporters of the Islamic Hamas movement demonstrated in Gaza City on Saturday in support of Turkey's decision to downgrade its diplomatic ties with Israel, Xinhua reported.

The demonstrators, who waved Turkish and Palestinian flags, condemned a UN-led report over the Israeli naval forces' attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May last year.

Chanting slogans supporting Turkey and against Israel, the demonstrators burned the Israeli flag. They also condemned the UN- led report for legalizing more than four years of Israeli blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip.

Ismail Radwan, a senior Hamas leader, told the demonstrators that the "besieged Gaza Strip is greeting Turkey's people and leadership for their heroic decision of expelling the Israel ambassador out of Turkey."

Another Hamas leader Ahmed Bahar welcomed Turkey's decision to sue Israel at the International Court of Justice over the UN-led report "which legalized the unfair siege imposed on the Gaza Strip. "

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