Mass Protests Continue in Gaza Against Sectarian Violence

8 February 2007

Demonstrations continued today in Gaza City, including a teachers’ organization and youth demanding an end to the clashes between Fateh and Hamas. Demonstrators carried signs telling the fighters to put their weapons aside and look to the Israeli Occupation as the true cause of people’s suffering. Young people called for the end to Palestinian-on-Palestinian violence. Both the Fateh and Hamas political factions and other worker unions and organizations were represented in the demonstration. Civil workers, including teachers, have not been paid in over a year, since Hamas was democratically elected and Europe and America cut off aide to the Palestinian Authority, yet they still support a unity government including Hamas.