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Hamas Pushing for Lead Role in a New Gaza

Aides to Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian president, invited reporters on Friday to record him at prayer. The imam outside his office in Gaza City celebrated Israel’s withdrawal from Gaza and envisioned universities, schools, parks and mosques being built on settlement land. At the same time, a few miles away in the Jabaliya refugee camp, hundreds of men and boys, unable to crowd into the Caliph Mosque, sat on nearby sidewalks and in alleyways. In a humid stench of sewage and fried fish, with expressions alert and thoughtful, they listened as their imam called the Israeli withdrawal an “achievement of resistance,” celebrated prominent “martyrs of Hamas” and declared, “Allah knows that when we offer up our children, it is much better than choosing the road of humiliation and negotiation.” Full Story

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