Anti-Hamas Group Surfaces in Gaza

YERUSHALAYIM -

The overthrow of the Islamic-led government in Egypt appears to be inspiring like-minded residents of Gaza to rise up against their Hamas rulers, The Jerusalem Post reported Monday.

Styling themselves after an Egyptian group, anti-Hamas activists have launched a Palestinian version of the Tamarod (Rebellion) Campaign that led to the ousting of Egypt’s Islamic President Morsi to likewise oust Hamas from power in the Gaza Strip.

The Palestinian group on Monday released a video announcing a series of anti-Hamas activities to begin on November 11.

“Repression and tyranny have reached their peak and we can no longer remain silent,” the group said in the video.

“The time has come to reject death under Hamas’s security club.”

The group said that the Palestinian Tamarod movement consisted of youths “of all colors and affiliations.”

Denouncing Hamas as medieval gangsters, the group accused the Islamist movement of torture, sabotage, smuggling, bribery and thuggery.

Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip accused Fatah of being behind the video.

Meanwhile, sources in Gaza said that Hamas security forces have arrested two men on suspicion of “plotting to overthrow the Hamas government.”