As war drags on, Palestinians in Gaza more willing to speak out against Hamas

The trails of rockets just fired from Gaza City by Palestinian militants, Oct. 2023. As the war with Israel drags on, more Palestinians have become willing to speak out against Hamas, and blame them for starting the war. (Samar Abu Elouf/The New York Times)

On Oct. 7, as the Hamas-led attack on Israel was unfolding, many Palestinians took to the streets of the Gaza Strip to celebrate what they likened to a prison break and saw as the sudden humiliation of an occupier.