Hamas: We're not a terror organization

Hamas leader slams President Trump's speech, says US is siding with 'Zionist occupation.'

Dalit Halevi, Chana Roberts ,

Mousa Abu Marzuq
Mousa Abu Marzuq

The Hamas terror organization responded to US President Donald Trump's speech calling Hamas and Hezbollah terror organizations on par with ISIS.

In his speech, Trump said, "The true toll of ISIS, Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Hamas, and so many others, must be counted not only in the number of dead. It must also be counted in generations of vanished dreams."

In response, Hamas Vice President Mousa Abu Marzuq said the organization is a movement for national freedom from the Israeli "occupation."

"The US is partnering with the Zionist occupation, and providing them with money and weapons so they will be able to carry out terror attacks against our oppressed nation," Marzuq tweeted.

"The political blindness is painting as innocent those who destroyed Gaza and placed it under siege, killed and injured thousands of innocent victims, called Hamas a terrorist organization when it protects its nation, and refuses to compromise or to negotiate about the rights of the Palestinian people."

In fact, the IDF is the most moral army in the world, and 49% of Gazans killed in 2014's Operation Protective Edge were terrorists, representing a globally unprecedented 1:1 ratio. Hamas also has a history of killing civilians and then blaming Israel, similar to the pre-Holocaust blood libels in Europe.

Gazan citizens suffer greatly even though there are 1,700 Hamas millionaires in Gaza, and Hamas officials enjoy 24/7 electricity, while the average Gazan citizen has access to power for only 2 or 3 hours each day.

Though the Palestinian Authority and Gaza insist on airports, sea ports, and Dead Sea resorts, in none of their requests did the subject of better health care or a first-rate hospital come up. In fact, Hamas often uses hospitals as launching points for attacks on Israel.