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In rare occurrence, Hamas forces clash with residents in northern Gaza

Hamas security forces clash with Palestinians in the northern Gaza Strip in rare public disturbances in the coastal enclave.

Palestinians in the so-called “Bedouin Village” in northern Gaza live on land claimed by the Hamas-run Gaza government. Officials have sought to advance government projects in the area, causing tension with the residents, whom Hamas views as squatters.

“We have the right to live in dignity, in our homes,” one resident says in a clip circulating on social media.

The Hamas terror group keeps a tight lid on public dissent in Gaza and has cracked down viciously on Palestinians critical of its governance.

It isn’t immediately clear whether the incident is linked to errant gunfire from Gaza earlier today that hit a farm building near the Israeli town of Netiv Ha’asara.

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