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Palestinian gunmen seize Gaza offices demanding jobs

Sixty gunmen from a faction linked to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement took over three government buildings in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday to demand jobs. The protest in northern Gaza underscored growing lawlessness in Palestinian territories ahead of a Jan. 25 parliamentary election in which Fatah faces a strong challenge from Islamic militant group Hamas. Abu Husam, a spokesman for the gunmen from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades who commandeered the rooftops of a court, and an education and governor’s office in northern Gaza, said the Palestinian Authority had abandoned a promise to hire them. Full Story

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