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TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Hamas’ prime minister in Gaza says the anti-Israeli militant group will never give up its arms, its territory or its claims on Jerusalem on behalf of the Palestinians.

Ismail Haniyeh spoke to a cheering crowd of 5,000 in the Tunisian capital Sunday.

He predicted difficult days ahead for Israel, which is grappling with how to respond to the Arab Spring, a series of popular uprisings that began in Tunisia a year ago.

The rally, held at a sports stadium, was organized by the Islamist Ennahda party, which recently won Tunisian elections.

At one entrance, people walked over a piece of cloth sporting the Star of David, and many shouted anti-Israeli slogans.

But not heard was “Kill the Jews!” a slogan used by ultraconservatives three days earlier upon Haniyeh’s arrival.