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Gazans prepare more protests of Hamas policies

Activists are preparing to stage new popular demonstrations across the Gaza Strip, blaming Hamas’ governance for high prices and increasing unemployment.
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GAZA CITY — Demonstrations are expected across the Gaza Strip, blaming Hamas for high prices and increasing unemployment rates.

We Want to Live” is a popular movement that began in March 2019 with social media calls for peaceful demonstrations over the difficult economic conditions and the high unemployment rates in Gaza. The demonstrations, which evolved into strikes, mass civil disobedience and camping on the streets of Gaza, were heavily repressed by Hamas security forces, who arrested dozens of demonstrators.

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