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New movement targets Hamas rule in Gaza

Aug. 19, 2013 10:12 P.M. (Updated: Aug. 21, 2013 2:42 P.M.)
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) – A newly announced Palestinian youth movement, said to be based in the Gaza Strip, released a statement and a video Sunday calling on all residents of Gaza to protest on Nov. 11.

They urged protests against rivalries, exclusion, single-handedness, injustice, oppression and the violation of the inalienable rights of the people of Gaza.

“We can’t remain silent any more, and those who count on our defeat are mistaken losers, while those who count on our tolerance should know that tolerance could come to an end,” a masked activist read on behalf of a new movement identified as “rebel against injustice.”

Nov. 11, 2013 is the “desired day”, added the statement, which highlighted that on that day all “tyrannies and oppression practiced by the Muslim Brotherhood in Gaza” will come to an end. “They have practiced fraud in the name of religion and resistance declaring themselves as believers while they labeled us as disbelievers.”

The statement accused Hamas in Gaza of shedding Palestinian blood “for the sake of murder only” as well as torturing and humiliating people through their daily practices in Gaza.

“It is time we rejected death forcibly under Hamas’ pretext of security. Our people regardless of their political and even religious affiliations have been targeted by their criminality,” the statement continued. It explicitly accused Hamas of murder, torture, sabotage, bribes, vandalism and smuggling.

“Those who carry resistance fighters’ rifles must stop pointing these rifles at their own people, and stop scaring them, stabbing them, betraying them and trading their pains.”

The statement pledged that Hamas would not rule Gaza any more after Nov. 11.

But it said that Hamas’ people would not be asked to leave Gaza. “We will not ask you to leave because you are part of us even if you exterminate us. All options are open to us except arms because we are different from you. It is you not us who would point their guns at their brothers.”

The statement ended by urging young people in Gaza and young people of Palestine to rebel and added that God will eventually administer justice to those who have been oppressed.
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