A Palestinian Hamas policeman takes part in a graduation ceremony at the Arafat Police Academy in Gaza City. The Arabic writing on the wall reads, “The chains must be broken”.
Hamas soldiers take part in a parade of Hamas forces in Gaza City. Reports state that the Hamas Interior Ministry is marking the fifth anniversary of the three-week Israeli war against the Hamas movement in Gaza strip in which more than a thousand Palestinians were killed between late 2008 and early 2009. Read more
Palestinian factory workers rest inside concrete pipes as they wait for the start of a working day in Gaza City on Wednesday. Read more
Armed Palestinian Hamas security forces patrol the streets of Gaza City. Egypt’s foreign minister Nabil Fahmy warned Hamas of a “harsh response” if the Palestinian Islamist movement that rules the neighbouring Gaza Strip were to threaten Egypt’s national security.