As US President George W. Bush arrived in Israel on Wednesday, not everyone was happy to see him come. In the Gaza Strip, the ruling Hamas organization called the Bush visit a "bad omen." "No greetings to you, Bush, on our holy land," said Hamas strongman Mahmoud Zahar. "Your people will punish you one day." At the Kalandiya military checkpoint next to Jerusalem, a few dozen Palestinians threw stones at police. The police said they responded with riot control tactics, and was seen firing tear gas at the crowd.