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Julie Webb-Pullman Photo Essay: Hamas 24th Anniversary, Gaza

Photo Essay - Hamas 24th Anniversary in Gaza

Julie Webb-Pullman

Al Katiba was
everyone's destination today
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Al Katiba was everyone's destination today...

350,000 people today gathered in Gaza to celebrate the 24th Anniversary of the founding of the Islamist movement Hamas, and to affirm their resistance to Israeli occupation. Prime Minister and Gaza Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh addressed the crowd, assembled in front of a boat-shaped stage with a 16 metere high replica of the Al-Aqsa mosque.

A Hamas Press Statement said, “On this day in the year 1987, our people started their revolution against the Israeli occupation, and made thousands of sacrifices for the sake of their land and holy sites...Our people are still steadfast, determined to achieve full unity, and despite Israel’s excessive use of force, and bombardment, they are determined to achieve liberation, and to establish their independent state.”

The event was punctuated by sonic bombs from Israeli military aircraft overhead.

families
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... families

friends
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friends

old
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old

and
young
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and young

surrounding the
mosque
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surrounding the mosque

and cramming the
adjoining park with 350,000 people
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and cramming the adjoining park with 350,000 people

to celebrate the
24th anniversary of Hamas
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to celebrate the 24th anniversary of Hamas

Women
young
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Women young

and
old,
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and old,

kids
big
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kids big

and
small
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and small

affirming
continuing resistance
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affirming continuing resistance

and
determination
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and determination

for a Palestinian
state.
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for a Palestinian state

along with
Jerusalem
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along with Jerusalem

Tahrir was
remembered
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Tahrir was remembered

Some took a drink
of water
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Some took a drink of water

a
break
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a break

or a nap on Dad's
shoulder
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or a nap on Dad's shoulder

before heading
home
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before heading home

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