Gaza’s rulers, who back Israeli border protests, accused of using force against dissent

Hamas appears to have forcibly suppressed a rare uptick of public dissent in Gaza, beating and arresting scores of people over the past week who were demonstrating against price rises and dire living conditions across the strip.

A group of activists and civil society figures calling itself “We want to live” had planned for a general strike on Thursday. But following riot police attacks since last week, it was not clear if the strike would go ahead.

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