GAZA CITY, Palestinian Territories (AFP) - A crowd of at least 3,000 young Palestinians streamed into central Gaza City to rally for national unity on Monday - one day ahead of schedule. The activists marched to the Square of the Unknown Soldier, and chanted "The people want to end the division," in reference to the bitter split between Gaza's Hamas rulers and the Fatah-dominated Palestinian Authority in the West Bank. "We are starting our sit-in now," organiser Ahmad Arar told AFP. Banners and placards were everywhere, some reading: "Abbas, Haniya - we want national unity" in a direct address to president Mahmud Abbas and Hamas premier Ismail Haniya. Others read: "We won't go home until the end of the division."