Gazans Protest Against Hamas Leadership, Targeting Sinwar and Haniyeh

By Yoni Weiss

Lighting bombs seen above Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, Tuesday night. (Atia Mohammed/Flash90)

Residents of Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip and Rafah in the south took to the streets on Tuesday night to express their discontent with the Hamas leaders. While protests against the terrorist organization have occurred throughout the ongoing war, this event stands out as a particularly significant demonstration.

Videos circulated on Palestinian social networks captured residents vocalizing their dissatisfaction with Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar in Gaza and the organization’s political bureau chief, Ismail Haniyeh, who is reported to be living in luxury in Qatar. The protesters demanded humanitarian aid, emphasizing their need for food and flour. Chants condemning Sinwar and Haniyeh as thieves echoed through the streets.

Additionally, the demonstrators expressed discontent with Osama Hamdan, Hamas’s representative in Lebanon, urging him to leave Lebanon, as they considered the people to be the victims.

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