Netanyahu says people of Gaza will overthrow Hamas


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday predicted the people of the Gaza Strip will one day overthrow Hamas, which controls the enclave of 1.5 million inhabitants.
“By making the Palestinians of Gaza wear a veil, the Hamas regime is not doing much to make itself popular,” Netanyahu said at the National Security Academy’s graduation ceremony.
“If the Palestinians could, they would overthrow Hamas and believe me one day they will,” Netanyahu was quoted by YNetnews website as saying.
Hamas seized control of the Gaza Strip in June 2007 after splitting with the more secular Fatah movement of Palestian president Mahmud Abbas.
On Sunday, Palestinian officials said Hamas has ordered women lawyers to wear a headscarf in court.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2009

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