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Hamas defies roadmap, vows revenge as thousands gather for Gaza funeral

Radical Islamic group Hamas promised bloody retribution for an Israeli raid that left one of its leaders and 11 other people dead, as thousands gathered for their funeral in Gaza City. Around 50,000 Palestinians poured out of Gaza City’s mosques after Friday prayers straight into a huge funeral procession for the Palestinians who were killed by an army raid on one of the teeming city’s neighbourhoods Thursday. The soldiers got their target, a senior military leader of Hamas, but killed another 11 Palestinians in the process, mainly civilians. The pitched battle lasted 15 hours and the timing of Israel’s huge operation in the Gaza Strip — a day after the roadmap for peace was published — prompted Washington to issue a rare call for restraint on its ally. Full Story

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