Gaza riots, day 3: Hamas shoots, beats demonstrators against its corruption and oppressive rule
Thousands of Gazans have gathered for a third day to protest against Hamas, the oppressive and violent terror group that rules Gaza.
Hamas security forces are shooting, attacking demonstrators and brutally beating them up in several locations, including Khan Younis, Deir al-Balah, Bureij, Rafah and Jabalyia.
For the first time in three days, protests have spread to several locations in Gaza City, with Hamas forcibly dispersing protesters at Martyrs Square near Shati camp, the home of much of the Hamas leadership.
Witnesses, who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, say Hamas forces beat and arrested dozens, including local journalists and activists.
Journalists in Gaza report receiving death threats to their cellphones to deter them from covering the protests.
Stores have been shuttered and a partial curfew has been enforced by Hamas in Khan Younis.
In addition, Hamas arrested a number of local Human Rights NGO staff as they document protest crackdowns in Shujaiya this afternoon.
Images of plainclothes Hamas security men firing live ammunition toward protesters were posted online.
The rival Fatah terror group began to spread footage of the Gaza crackdowns using its social media accounts.
“The sons of Hamas officials live in luxury and four of my sons are unemployed, all Gaza is unemployed because Haniyeh and Sinwar do not care at all about the needs of the poor people”, a Gazan woman said during the protests.
Hamas has been robbing funds meant for the needy from Qatar and international organizations and using the donations to dig terror tunnels, manufacture rockets, build weapons, and prepare terror attacks against Jews.
Security experts in Israel speculated that the domestic disturbances could lead the terror group to strike Israel as a diversion.
Unconfirmed reports suggest that Hamas is holding 600 protesters, including women and minors at the Rantisi site in Jabaliya, as protests continue into the night.
According to reports, Director General of Palestine TV, Raafah al Qudra was arrested this evening as a part of a crackdown on media outlets covering the protests.
Youth groups call to escalate the protests tomorrow at 13 universities and colleges.
Tomorrow morning Gaza armed factions will hold a joint meeting to discuss recent developments, including the protests and will issue a press statement.