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Palestinians in Gaza refuse to disarm

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As peace talks founder, many Palestinians oppose Israel’s efforts to remove weapons from the Gaza Strip.

The public mood in Gaza is largely supportive of local armed resistance groups

Gaza City – Ismail Haniyeh, the top Hamas leader in Gaza, has insisted that Palestinian factions in the war-ravaged territory will not abandon armed resistance against Israel, noting recently: “The weapon of resistance is as holy as the holiness of the Palestinian cause and the land.”

He said he would be willing to disarm local groups if Israel was also stripped of its weapons, but 57 percent of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank oppose Israeli efforts to disarm the strip, according to a recent survey – while another 86 percent support launching rockets from Gaza if the Israeli-Egyptian blockade continues.

“If Hamas gives in to [disarmament], we’ll have Israeli tanks driving through our homes again, like the first Intifada,”…

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