Thousands Rally in Gaza

Police kill West Bank protester; Israel guns down three in other incidents
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 27, 2007 8:14 PM CST
Thousands of Palestinian Hamas supporters gather during a protest against the upcoming U.S.-sponsored Annapolis meeting in Gaza City, Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007. Tens of thousands of people in the Hamas-ruled...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Massive crowds demonstrated in Gaza today, condemning the Annapolis conference and chanting "Death to America!" Hamas leaders told tens of thousands of supporters that the peace summit was "doomed to failure" and vowed that "whoever thinks we will recognize a Jewish state are deluding themselves." A smaller, West Bank protest was scuttled by police, who killed one, the BBC reports.

Earlier, Israeli helicopters gunned down two Hamas members in Northern Gaza as they approached the border. Israeli troops also killed a Palestinian who they said was crawling in a "suspicious manner" toward a Southern Gaza crossing. Israel has recently escalated strikes against militants for firing rockets into Israel, and killed four in Gaza yesterday.