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Hamas relations with Iran sour due to Syria

February 17, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Dr. Moussa Abu Marzouk, the deputy head of the political bureau of Hamas, has said that relations between the Islamic Resistance Movement and the Iranian administration have soured due to the massacres that are occurring in Syria. He stressed Hamas’s support for the Syrian people and their refusal to submit to the repression, torture and murder perpetrated by Bashar Al-Assad’s regime.

Conversely, Abu Marzouk added that the relationship between Hamas and Egypt has witnessed a resurgence since the election of Mohamed Morsi as president in Cairo. He expressed his confidence that the new Egyptian regime stands strongly behind the Palestinian cause and he rejected accusations that Palestinians were responsible for the Rafah massacre in which 16 Egyptian soldiers were killed during Ramadan.

When asked about the reconciliation process between Fatah and Hamas, Abu Marzouk accused external parties of blocking it and preventing meetings between the two movements.