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Hamas meets Indonesia envoy in Lebanon

February 2, 2023 at 10:15 am

Hamas’ political bureau chief Ismail Haniyeh. [MAHMOUD ZAYYAT/AFP via Getty Images]

Hamas’ representative in Lebanon Ahmed Abdul-Hadi on Tuesday met the Indonesian Ambassador Hajriyanto Thohari at the embassy’s headquarters in Beirut and discussed developments related to the Palestinian cause, the Palestinian Information Centre has reported.

In a statement, Hamas’ media office in Lebanon said the movement’s media and political relations director Abdul-Majid Al-Awad attended the meeting during which Hamas highlighted the living conditions of the Palestinian refugees in Lebanon. The two sides discussed the latest developments in the Palestinian arena, especially after the formation of a far-right Israeli government. Abdul-Hadi talked about the dangers threatening the Palestinian cause as a result of the Israeli government’s unprecedented aggressive and racist practices, especially with regard to Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa Mosque, settlement activity, the blockade on Gaza and the Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails.

The Hamas official also highlighted the situation of Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and affirmed the refugees’ adherence to their right to return to Palestine and their rejection of any plan to resettle them in other countries. For his part, Ambassador Thohari reiterated his country’s support for the Palestinian people and the justice of their national cause. He also condemned the Israeli violations at Al-Aqsa Mosque and the ongoing Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.

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