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Islamic Jihad: No policy shift after FBI terror list addition

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A senior official in the Islamic Jihad movement said the FBI’s decision to include the movement’s Secretary-General Ramadan Shalah’s name on its most wanted list “will not change the movement’s policy”.

A member of the movement’s political bureau, Nafez Azzam, told Quds Press that his movement will continue its path in defending the Palestinian people’s rights.

“The FBI’s decision to include Shalah’s name on their list did not surprise us,” he said, adding that the United States “is completely biased against the Palestinian people and lacks ethics and objectivity.”

“The decision is a stark proof of the US’ double standards which turn a blind eye to tyrants and crimes committed by Israel,” he added.

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The US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) released a list of 29 individuals from around the world whom it said are wanted for their involvement in operations that killed US citizens, Israeli daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported yesterday.

The FBI list included three others Palestinians: Abdel Aziz Odeh, 67 who lives in the Gaza Strip, freed Palestinian prisoner, Ahlam Al-Tamimi, 37, and Hussein Al-Amri, 71, an Afghan national born in the city of Jaffa in 1948.

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