Hamas expects half a million at Gaza rally following Shalit swap

18.10.2011                      20.Tischrei. 5772                       Chol Hamo'ed 4

Gaza:

Hamas expects half a million at Gaza rally following Shalit swap

Militant group closes Rafah crossing to civilian traffic; only television broadcast to cover the day's events will be Hamas' Al-Aqsa network.

Hamas is expecting a turnout of 500,000 people at the rally in Gaza City Tuesday, to welcome home prisoners being exchanged with Israel Defense Forces soldier Gilad Shalit.
During the rally, released prisoners will sit on a stage at the Al-Katiba square, along with senior Hamas officials. Construction of the stage has already been completed….