At Ramallah Protest, Hamas’ Green Overcomes Fatah's Yellow

Rallies marked by Hamas flags have been something of a rarity in the West Bank, but they could augur the future.

Amira Hass
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When Israel bombs the Gaza Strip and threatens the lives of top Hamas officials, the Palestinian Authority’s security forces dare not prevent the group's members in the West Bank from demonstrating on Ramallah's streets. Hundreds of Hamas members marched from Ramallah’s main mosque after Friday prayers to Al-Manara Square in the heart of the city.

Palestinian Hamas supporters march in support of the people of the Gaza Strip and against Israel's military operations, in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012.Credit: AP

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