British MP Meets with Haniyeh

British MP George Galloway met on Wednesday with Ismail Haniyeh, chief of the Hamas-led PA of Gaza. The location of the meeting was undisclosed.

Avraham Zuroff,

British MK George Galloway
British MK George Galloway
Israel News Photo: (file)

British MP George Galloway met on Wednesday with Ismail Haniyeh, chief of the Hamas-led PA of Gaza, the Associated Press reports. The location of the meeting was undisclosed. In addition, Haniyeh’s office claims that the meeting actually took place on Tuesday. Haniyeh has tried to conceal his movement ever since the IDF began Operation ‘Cast Lead’ against Hamas terrorists in Gaza.

Haniyeh's office released a picture of the Hamas leader and the British parliamentarian embracing.

Hamas’ minister of social affairs, Ahmed Kurd, thanked Galloway for “the noble goodwill gesture” and called him a “hero” on Monday upon his arrival in Gaza. He donated 100 vehicles and thousands of dollars to Hamas on Tuesday.

Three cars and $35,000 were donated by Galloway personally. He gave the donation to Haniyeh.

Galloway made no effort to hide his donation, and instead held a press conference at which he announced that the vehicles and cash would be given “to the elected government of Palestine.”

Galloway dared European and British courts to try him for funding a terrorist group. “If you want to take me to court, I promise you there is no jury in all of Britain who will convict me,” he taunted his government.

Several senior Hamas terrorists attended the press conference, which was punctuated by calls of “Allahu Akbar” (Allah is great).

Galloway entered Gaza on Monday through its border with Egypt, leading a delegation that brought $1.4 million in supplies, which were donated to Hamas. Lauren Booth, Tony Blair’s sister-in-law and an activist who has espoused sharp criticism against Israel, participated in the delegation.

Prior to entering Gaza, the delegation was attacked by Egyptian locals in the town of El-Arish, near the border. Anti-Hamas protesters attacked the delegation with stones and sprayed its trucks with anti-Hamas slogans.

Weeks earlier, Galloway had denounced Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak, calling him a "tyrant" and "international criminal" and calling on the Egyptian army to carry out a coup to replace him.