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Inspired by the recent uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt, a Facebook group called "The Revolution of Honor -- Gaza" has called for a "day of rage" to protest against the Hamas government which rules the coastal enclave.The group already boasts some 10,000 members just days after it was launched. On Thursday, hundreds of Palestinians waving Egyptian flags demonstrated in Gaza in favour of the rallies against President Hosni Mubarak, in the first display of public support permitted by the enclave's Islamist ruler, Hamas. Hamas would like to see a new government installed in Cairo that included its political ally, the Muslim Brotherhood. But it banned any gatherings earlier in the week while it waited to see how the crisis in Egypt would go. The rally was held in front of the abandoned Egyptian mission in Gaza city. The mission quit Gaza in 2007 after Hamas ousted forces loyal to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas of the rival Fatah movement, a longtime ally of Mubarak.