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August 22, 2003
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Tens of thousands of Hamas supporters rallied in Gaza on Thursday, vowing to avenge Israel’s killing of a top Hamas official. Mobs pledged to avenge the killing of Ismail Abu Shanab, warning Israelis to prepare body bags for the dead, Ha’aretz reported. Firing guns into the air, the marchers took to the streets after sunset prayers, some of them wearing military uniforms and black hoods.

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