Huge Hamas ‘victory’ rally in Gaza

Wednesday, September 14, 2005 | 
Tens of thousands of Palestinians rallied in Gaza City, as the Islamic terrorist group Hamas claimed victory and took credit for driving the Israelis out. Leaders of the group vowed that holy war would continue until Israel is destroyed. "We are not going to rest until we raise the flag of Islam over the minarets of Jerusalem," said Hamas leader Mahmoud Zahar. He also rejected requests by the Palestinian Authority to disarm, as demanded by the internationally-backed “roadmap” peace plan. "These weapons will remain aimed at the chest of the enemy until we achieve liberation, Allah willing," Zahar told the crowd. It's bad news for Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who wants to revive peace talks with Israel. It's clear that he can control the multitudes of Hamas.

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