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Security Men Block Road to Abbas House

Members of the Palestinian security forces fired in the air in Gaza City’s main shopping district and burned tires near President Mahmoud Abbas’ home Saturday to press demands for payment of salaries. Smoke wafted from the area of Abbas’ home in Gaza City. Protesters also stopped cars from entering the area. The shots in downtown Gaza, packed with shoppers ahead of a major Muslim holiday, scattered panicked crowds. The protesters complained that not all members of the security forces have been paid ahead of Eid el-Fitr, the three-day holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. The holiday begins either Sunday or Monday, and children are traditionally given new clothes and toys. Full Story

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