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Hamas condemns US assassination of Qassem Soleimani

Iranian Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani,
Iranian Brigadier General Qassem Soleimani. [File photo]

The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, has condemned the US assassination of senior Iranian military commander Qassem Soleimani. Islamic Jihad in Palestine also condemned the killing in an air raid carried out by the US in Iraq.

In separate statements, both Palestinian factions blamed America for the instability in the region thanks to Washington's unconditional support for the colonial-settler state of Israel.

"We mourn the death of Soleimani and the other Iranian commanders killed in an air raid carried out by the US," Hamas said. "The movement also offers its sincere condolences to our brothers in Iraq for the killing of many Iraqis in the same raid."

The Hamas statement pointed out that Major General Qassem Soleimani played a major and critical role in supporting Palestinian resistance at all levels. "On this sad occasion, Hamas condemns the US bullying that creates disputes and upheavals in the regions, just to serve the interests of the Israeli occupation."

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Islamic Jihad added its condolences: "With much honour and sadness, we mourn the death of the senior commander, who was a prominent supporter for the Palestinian resistance for decades. He was assassinated by the Zio-American enemy — the big Satan."

The movement added that the Palestinian resistance groups will not be weakened by the Iranian General's killing. "They will continue towards the liberation of Palestine."

At the same time, Islamic Jihad mourned the death of commander Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis, who was a prominent leader of the Iraqi resistance against the US invasion of Iraq.

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