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Israeli soldiers stand guard inside a tunnel near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, just outside the southern Gaza Strip on Oct. 13, 2013. Israel displayed what it called a Palestinian ‘terror tunnel’ running into its territory from the Gaza Strip and said it was subsequently freezing the transfer of building materials to the enclave.
Israeli soldiers stand guard inside a tunnel near Kibbutz Ein Hashlosha, just outside the southern Gaza Strip on Oct. 13, 2013. Israel displayed what it called a Palestinian ‘terror tunnel’ running into its territory from the Gaza Strip and said it was subsequently freezing the transfer of building materials to the enclave.
(Amir Cohen/REUTERS)

PATRICK MARTIN

How Hamas became a target of the Mideast youth movement

Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement, is reeling from a series of setbacks that have dogged the Palestinian movement in the past few months. In the latest, and potentially the most damaging incident, a new organization, claiming to represent hundreds of thousands of Gazans, is threatening to stage an unprecedented march protesting the Hamas government’s repressive practices.