Skip to Content

Thousands take to streets in Gaza in rare public display of discontent with Hamas


GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip (AP) — Several thousand people briefly took to the streets across the Gaza Strip to protest the territory’s chronic power outages and difficult living conditions. Sunday’s rallies were a rare public show of discontent with the territory’s Hamas government. Hundreds joined marches in Gaza City, the southern town of Khan Younis and other locations. They chanted “what a shame” and in one place burned Hamas flags, before police moved in and dispersed the gatherings. Several people were arrested. Hamas has ruled Gaza since overrunning the area in 2007. It has shown little tolerance for dissent.

Article Topic Follows: AP National

Jump to comments ↓

Author Profile Photo

Associated Press


KIFI Local News 8 is committed to providing a forum for civil and constructive conversation.

Please keep your comments respectful and relevant. You can review our Community Guidelines by clicking here

If you would like to share a story idea, please submit it here.

Skip to content