Palestinians rally in Gaza against Israeli eviction order

21:51, April 21, 2010      

Email | Print | Subscribe | Comments | Forum 

Hundreds of Palestinians rallied on Wednesday near an Israeli crossing point in northern Gaza Strip, protesting against the Israeli order that allowed army to evict people from the West Bank.

Representatives of rival Hamas and Fatah movements attended the rally near Erez terminal which connects the Gaza Strip and Israel and is only open to foreigners, patients and people with special arrangements.

The demonstrators tried to express unity by waving the flags of the Palestinians, rather than the flags of their own factions. One of the banners read "Hand by hand, we face the Israeli expulsion decision."

Thousands of Palestinians might be expelled from the West Bank under the Israeli order which took effect last week, including those who fled to the area when Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip in 2007, as well as those who are originally born outside the West Bank, including their children even if the latter are born inside the region.

Hisham Abdul Razek, a leader of President Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah movement, said this demonstration aimed to bring Palestinians together to stand against the Israeli decision to expel "our fellow Palestinian citizens from the West Bank to Gaza."

Ayman Taha, a Hamas official, said that the Palestinians should face the Israeli decision with unity, adding "we all should come together to stand solid in front of the Israeli occupation and its aggression against us."

Source: Xinhua


  • Do you have anything to say?


Special Coverage
  • Premier Wen Jiabao visits Hungary, Britain, Germany
  • From drought to floods
Major headlines
Editor's Pick
  • On Sept. 26, a resident passes by a flower terrace decorated for the coming National Day. (Xinhua/Hang Xingwei)
  • The photo, taken on Sept. 26, shows the SWAT team ready for the joint exercise. (Xinhua/Wangkai)
  • Two metro trains in Shanghai collided Tuesday afternoon, and an identified number of passengers were injured in the accident, the Shanghai-based reported. Equipment failures were believed to have caused the crash on the Line 10 subway, Xinhua quoted local subway operator as saying.
  • An employee at a gold store in Yiwu, located in east China's Zhejiang province, shows gold jewelry on Monday.(Xinhua/Zhang Jiancheng)
  • Tourists ride camels near China's largest desert lake Hongjiannao in Yulin, north China's Shaanx Province, Sept. 24, 2011. Hongjiannao is shrinking as a result of climate change and human activities, and may vanish in a few decades. Its lake area, which measured more than 6,700 hectares in 1996, has shrunk to 4,180 hectares. Its water level is declining by 20-30 centimeters annually and its water PH value has risen to 9.0-9.42 from 7.4-7.8. (Xinhua/Liu Yu)
  • Actors perform royal dance at the Gyeongbok Palace in Seoul, Sept. 27, 2011. A ceremony commemorating the 38th South Korea Sightseeing Day was held in Gyeongbok Palace on Tuesday. (Xinhua/He Lulu)
Hot Forum Discussion