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Hamas supporters rally in Gaza in support of Turkey

(Xinhua)

12:41, September 04, 2011

Palestinian supporters of Hamas attend a rally to support the Turkish decision of expelling the Israeli ambassador, in Gaza City, Sept. 3, 2011. The Gaza Strip ruler Islamic Hamas movement and other Palestinian factions on Friday welcomed a Turkish decision to lower diplomatic ties and suspending military treaties with Israel. (Xinhua/Wissam Nassar)

GAZA, Sept. 3 (Xinhua) -- Dozens of supporters of the Islamic Hamas movement demonstrated in Gaza City on Saturday in support of Turkey's decision to downgrade its diplomatic ties with Israel.

The demonstrators, who waved Turkish and Palestinian flags, condemned a UN-led report over the Israeli naval forces' attack on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla in May last year.

Chanting slogans supporting Turkey and against Israel, the demonstrators burned the Israeli flag. They also condemned the UN- led report for legalizing more than four years of Israeli blockade imposed on the Gaza Strip.

Ismail Radwan, a senior Hamas leader, told the demonstrators that the "besieged Gaza Strip is greeting Turkey's people and leadership for their heroic decision of expelling the Zionist ambassador out of Turkey."

He slammed the UN-led report, saying that "it is an unfair and biased report on the expense of the Palestinian people, encouraging the occupants to commit more crimes and tighten the siege, and legalizing it."

Another Hamas leader Ahmed Bahar welcomed Turkey's decision to sue Israel at the International Court of Justice over the UN-led report "which legalized the unfair siege imposed on the Gaza Strip. "

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