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Hamas militias raid homes in Gaza, detain dozens


GAZA, Sunday, March 17, 2019 (WAFA) – Hamas militias raided early this morning homes of activists in the Gaza Strip and detained dozens of people involved in the popular movement against high prices and tax hikes, according to witnesses.

They told WAFA that masked Hamas militias raided homes in Gaza City and Jabaliya refugee camp in the north, Deir al-Balah in the center and Khan Younis and Rafah in the south where they ransacked homes and rounded up several people before taking them into custody.

They said that targeted in this campaign were mainly Fatah members and those who were not home during the raid were given summons to appear before Hamas forces.

The militias have also set up checkpoints on the roads and inspected cars and ID cards of passengers.

The popular protests against the dismal living conditions in Gaza have been raging for four days. Hamas has mobilized all its forces to crush the protests, an act strongly denounced by local and international human rights groups.


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