Mushir al-Masri
Mushir al-MasriReuters

Hamas continues to blast U.S. President Donald Trump for saying in a speech this week that Hamas and Hezbollah were on par with other terrorist organizations such as the Islamic State (ISIS).

Hamas member Mushir al-Masri claimed that the description of Hamas as a terrorist organization by Trump was an expression of bias in favor of Israel which, he claimed, serves the interests of the "enemy".

He accused Washington of a double standard, and stressed that Palestinian Arabs would continue to liberate “Palestine” by fighting the “occupation”.

Earlier this week, Hamas Vice President Mousa Abu Marzouk said in response to Trump’s speech that the organization is a movement for national freedom from the Israeli "occupation."

"The U.S. 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," Marzouk 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," he added.

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