Gallery: Fatah rally in the West Bank

Thousands of Hamas supporters protest in Gaza, accuse Abbas of being a traitor; in Nablus, PA president supporters rally against Al-Jazeera.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
January 27, 2011 18:00
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Fatah flags 311. (photo credit: AP)

Several thousands of Fatah supporters chanted slogans against Al-Jazeera and in support of Abbas on Thursday in the West Bank. They also burned photos of two senior Hamas leaders.  

The release of the "Palestine Papers" by Al- Jazeera have intensified the bitter rivalry between Abbas and the Islamic militant Hamas, which wrested the Gaza Strip from the Palestinian president in a violent takeover in 2007.

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On Thursday, hundreds rallied in Gaza City, burning a photo of Abbas and raising a large picture of Al-Jazeera's benefactor, the emir of Qatar.

Salah Bardawil, a Hamas legislator, told the crowd that "those traitors and anyone who is thinking of compromising any of our rights" should be put on trial.

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