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In pictures: Arafat anniversary rally

Masked flag bearer sitting above crowd

Supporters of the Palestinian Fatah party have held a massive rally to mark the third anniversary of former leader Yasser Arafat's death.

People holding Fatah flags

The square in central Gaza City where the rally took place was a sea of yellow - the colour of Fatah.

Crowds on building at rally

It was the largest rally to be held by the party since it was ousted from power in Gaza by rival faction Hamas in June.

Crowd of demonstrators

Tensions reportedly rose when the crowd began chants accusing Hamas security forces of being a proxy for Shia Muslim-ruled Iran.

People running from rally

The security forces reportedly opened fire on the crowd, causing people to flee.

Fatah supporter throwing stones

Hamas officials said they had fired toward protesters who threw stones at security compounds.

Two men carrying a wounded man away from the rally

Several people were killed and more than 100 were wounded in the clashes.





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