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As Gaza despairs, Hamas has one option left: intifada

After the failure of Egypt-mediated Palestinian reconciliation, Gaza's deepening economic crisis has Hamas against a wall and violence lurks on the other side.
A demonstrator gestures during a protest against president Mahmoud Abbas following his speech at the United Nations General Assembly, in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip September 27, 2018. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa - RC1E26D3E3B0
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At the end of Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ speech at the UN General Assembly meeting Sept. 27, thousands of Gaza Strip residents went out to the streets to demonstrate against him. At one protest near the Hamas government offices, “President Abbas does not represent us” appeared on several signs and protesters burned his picture.

The demonstrations were less spontaneous than they may have looked.

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