The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas condemned the killing of Osama bin Laden an “Arab holy warrior.”
This was a comment recorded from Hamas Gaza Strip leader Ismail Haniyeh.
“We regard this as a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood,” Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip, told reporters.
Though he noted doctrinal differences between bin Laden’s al-Qaida and Hamas, Haniyeh said: “We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior. We ask God to offer him mercy with the true believers and the martyrs.”
Haniyeh’s reported comments came following an earlier remark by a Palestinian Authority spokesman who said Monday the killing of Osama bin Laden by U.S. forces was “good for the cause of peace”.
Source: Israeli Daily Haaretz.
It is interesting to see the different reaction in the Arab Palestinian camp.
The highly US and EU sponsored al-Fatah (PLO) has approved the intelligence operation that brought Osama Bin Laden to silence. That will secure future cash gifts from the Western Allies of the PLO.
Hamas are not funded by the US, but receives funds from Syria and Iran. Damascus and Teheran are not to happy with Obama scoring a political victory, that disregard Radical Islam. So Hamas will not express their support for the CIA-Pentagon operation deep into Pakistan.
Cash is the King. Also within the Jihad movement.
Written by Ivar