10 Years After Gaza Takeover, Hamas Under Pressure To Surrender Power

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Ten years ago this summer, the Palestinian Islamist group Hamas staged a coup, ousted members of the rival Fatah party and took over the Gaza Strip. It felt it took what it deserved: Hamas had won the majority of seats in the 2006 Palestinian legislative elections, but Hamas and Fatah couldn't work out how to share power. It led to gun battles. A 29-year-old man saw his cousin, a Fatah border guard in training, get shot in a fight with Hamas gunmen in one of the many battles that led to the coup. The man is afraid to be identified — even a decade later. "The darkest 10 years of my life" is how he summarized his life since Hamas took over Gaza. It's been a dark decade for most of Gaza's 2 million people. Egypt and Israel keep Gaza's borders nearly...

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