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In pictures: Palestinian unrest

Fatah supporters burn tyres in Deir Al Balah in central Gaza

Unrest has gripped areas under the Palestinian Authority following the surprise election victory of militant group Hamas.

Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade supporter in Nablus, West Bank

Many supporters of the defeated Fatah party, including militant offshoots like these al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigade members, are demanding no coalition with Hamas.

Palestinian security forces in Gaza

The Fatah-linked security forces are also protesting against the victory - here demanding Hamas members who have killed policemen be put on trial.

Fatah supporters tear down Hamas flags in Gaza City

Other Fatah members pulled down Hamas flags in Gaza City amid reports of sporadic violence between Hamas and Fatah activists.

Fatah supporters on the parliament building in Ramallah

Many also turned on their party - here storming the parliament building in Ramallah to demand the leadership resign.

Khaled Meshaal

Hamas insists it will try to form a partnership with Fatah. Supreme leader Khaled Meshaal, in exile in Syria, said he was in touch with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas.

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