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For second day, Gaza turns out in support of Hamas

March 2, 2015 at 11:00 am

Thousands of Palestinians in the Gaza Strip took to the streets for the second day in support of Hamas, refusing Egypt’s labelling of the group as a terrorist organisation.

Along the streets, the protesters raised Hamas flags and posters condemning the decision of the Egyptian court, who two months ago ruled that the Al-Qassam Brigades are a terrorist organisation.

In speech to the rally yesterday, Hamas spokesman Ismail Ridwan said: “The decision of the Egyptian court targets all Palestinians and their resistance.” He noted that labelling Hamas a terrorist organisation “turns all balances and equations upside down”.

Ridwan reiterated that Hamas would not change the target of its resistance, “which will remain heading towards the Israeli occupation”.

Images by MEMO Photographer Mohammed Asad.