Hamas: We are not terrorists

Hamas calls on Palestinian Arab organizations to work together against UN resolution that will condemn the group.

Dalit Halevi,

Hamas trains for confrontation with Israel
Hamas trains for confrontation with Israel
Reuters

Hamas is calling on the Palestinian Arab organizations to work together against the US draft resolution which will be brought for a vote before the UN General Assembly and which will condemn the group’s rocket attacks against Israel.

A vote on the resolution is expected on Thursday. All 28 EU countries agreed to support the measure after the United States included a mention of relevant UN resolutions in the text that does not, however, refer to "the two-state solution."

Approval of the resolution, Hamas claims, will have broad implications, as it will incriminate the entire “resistance” of the Palestinian people.

The Palestinian Arab organizations claim that international law grants them legitimacy to fight against Israel using all means until “Palestine” is liberated from the river to the sea.

Last week, Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh wrote directly to UN General Assembly president Maria Fernanda Spinosa, in response to the US and Israel's efforts against Hamas in the UN.

In his letter, Haniyeh claimed he is "following up with great anger and condemnation the ongoing and miserable efforts by the United States of America, not only by adopting the Israeli narrative of the conflict, but also by providing all the necessary material and moral support for the Israeli occupation to continue its aggression against our people and deprive them of their basic rights of freedom, independence and self-determination."

He further claimed that Hamas would "greatly count on the members of the UN General Assembly [to] stand by international legitimacy in support for the right of peoples to defend themselves and thwart these aggressive American endeavors."

Haniyeh then stressed the need for "hard work to thwart the American efforts to condemn the resistance" at the UN.

Israel's Ambassador to the UN, Danny Danon, said in response that "Hamas speaks about international law while it fires rockets into civilian populations, holds the bodies of IDF soldiers and Israeli citizens, and uses its own people as human shields. A terrorist organization going to the UN for assistance is like a serial killer asking the police for assistance. Israel and the United States will continue to mobilize the countries of the world into a united front against the terrorism that Hamas engages in on behalf of Iran."


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