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Hamas leads military drills as Gaza blockade, reconstruction talks stall

Hamas’ military wing and other armed Palestinian factions have begun military drills in Gaza.
Members of the security forces of the Hamas movement patrol on horseback during a military drill.

GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — With the participation of Gaza’s armed Palestinian factions, Hamas’ military wing carried out military drills Dec. 15.

The drills are also meant to convey political and military messages to Israel and mediators about stalling the end of the blockade and obstructing reconstruction efforts in the besieged enclave.

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