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Palestinian students take part in a military march organised by Hamas national security in a street in Rafah town, in the southern Gaza Strip, on February 27, 2014. Thousands of youngsters between the age of six and 16, can participate in the summer camp where they receive military as well as religious training.

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Palestinian students take part in a military march organised by Hamas national security in a street in Rafah town, in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday. Thousands of youngsters between the age of six and 16 can participate in the summer camp where they receive military as well as religious training.

A Palestinian Hamas policeman takes part in a graduation ceremony at the Arafat Police Academy in Gaza City, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014. Arabic writing on the wall reads, "the chains must be broken."

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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”.

Palestinian youths check a destroyed building following overnight Israeli air strikes in Gaza City on January 16, 2014. Israeli air strikes in the Gaza Strip against training camps used by the armed wing of the territory's Hamas rulers left four children and a woman wounded, Palestinian medical sources said.

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Palestinian youths check a destroyed building after overnight Israeli air strikes in Gaza City. Air strikes in the Gaza Strip against training camps used by the armed wing of the territory’s Hamas rulers left four children and a woman wounded, Palestinian medical sources said Read more

A Palestinian student walks past a mural depicting late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (R) and late Hamas spiritual leader Ahmed Yassin, in Gaza City November 7, 2013. Swiss scientists who conducted tests on the remains of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat, whose widow Suha says he was poisoned by radioactive polonium, will give a news conference on Thursday on their findings.

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A Palestinian student walks past a mural depicting late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat (r) and late Hamas spiritual leader Ahmed Yassin, in Gaza City. Swiss scientists who conducted tests on the remains of Yasser Arafat, whose widow Suha says he was poisoned by radioactive polonium, on Thursday gave a news conference on their findings.

A tunnel worker ascends on a rope inside a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip. Hamas is struggling to meet its payroll in the Gaza Strip, where income from taxes has been badly hit since neighbouring Egypt started destroying a network of tunnels used to smuggle food, fuel and weapons into the Islamist-run enclave. Picture taken October 8, 2013.

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A tunnel worker ascends on a rope inside a smuggling tunnel dug beneath the Gaza-Egypt border in the southern Gaza Strip. Hamas is struggling to meet its payroll in the Gaza Strip, where income from taxes has been badly hit since neighbouring Egypt started destroying a network of tunnels used to smuggle food, fuel and weapons into the Islamist-run enclave.

Armed Palestinian Hamas security forces patrol the streets of Gaza City on September 25, 2013. Egypt's Foreign Minister Nabil Fahmy has warned Hamas of a "harsh response" if the Palestinian Islamist movement that rules the neighbouring Gaza Strip threatened Egypt's national security.

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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.

Palestinian women supporters of Hamas chant slogans during a demonstration a protest calling to reopen the Rafah border crossing in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip.

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Palestinian women supporters of Hamas chant slogans during a demonstration calling to reopen the Rafah border crossing in Rafah, southern Gaza Strip