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.
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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.