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Hamas condemns Sudanese minister’s call to normalise relations with Israel

Palestinians celebrate the removal of the security measures at the entrances to the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in Jerusalem, on 27 July 2017 [Mahmoud İbrahem/Anadolu Agency]
Palestinians celebrate the removal of the security measures at the entrances to the Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound in Jerusalem, on 27 July 2017 [Mahmoud İbrahem/Anadolu Agency]

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, condemned on Wednesday the call by a Sudanese minister to normalise relations with the occupation state of Israel. “The minister’s remarks are racist and provocative, and incite against Palestinian resistance, Hamas and the Palestinian people,” the movement said. “They do not reflect the values and principles of the Sudanese, who love the Palestinians and support their resistance.”

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What makes the comments all the more reprehensible, said Hamas, is that they were made by a member of the Mahdi family, which is well known for its support for the Palestinian cause. The statement reiterated that the Arab and Islamic nations “are the strategic depth of the Palestinian people and their just cause.”

Hamas called for the Sudanese people, government and factions to condemn the remarks of Investment Minister Mubarak Fadel, not least because they reflect “clear ignorance about the Palestinian cause.” The minister made his comments on a local TV station, calling for the normalisation of ties with Israel and claiming that the Palestinians had sold their land to Zionist Jews.

Also read: Sudanese-Palestinian group calls for minister to resign over Israel comments

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