The Hamas movement which controls the Gaza Strip organized a protest on Wednesday afternoon against Bush’s visit to Israel and Palestine that started today.
According to Hamas sources, thousands have gathered in Gaza City raising flags and banners demanding that Bush stop supporting Israel and recognize the Palestinian National demands.

On Tuesday a similar protest was organized by the Islamic Jihad group in Gaza in which around three thousand Islamic Jihad supporters chanted ‘Bush you are the Great Devil’.

Hamas officials told media sources that Bush should stop supporting the Israeli occupation and must recognize Palestinian Legitimacy.

In 2006 Palestinian elections Hamas won and formed its government but President Bush and other European leaders refused to recognize it. Shortly after an internal power struggle between Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas Fatah party and Hamas left Fatah in control of the West Bank and Hamas in control of the Gaza Strip.