Hamas Leader Bahar: The Egyptian ruling has no value
Dr. Ahmad Bahar, the first deputy speaker of the Palestinian Legislative Council, confirmed that the Cairo Court of Urgent Matters ruling to designate the Ezzuddin al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of Hamas, a terrorist organization has no legal value.
Dr. Ahmad Bahar said, in a statement on Sunday, the ruling runs contrary to the simplest principles of the international law which legitimizes resisting occupation. It also breaches the international humanitarian law, which perceives resistance as a legitimate right for the occupied peoples.
Bahar described the ruling as politicized and ran contrary to the Egyptian laws. He called on the Egyptian authorities to cancel the ruling immediately for being offensive to the Egyptian-Palestinian relationship and substantially affects its future.
The deputy speaker pointed out that the Egyptian court’s verdict is consistent with the plans of the Israeli occupation which has waged wars against Ezzuddin al-Qassam Brigades as well as resistance factions over the past years.
He pointed out, however, that the ruling will not affect the resistance spirit of the Brigades members who will continue to resist occupation until victory and the liberation of Palestine.
Bahar stressed that Ezzuddin al-Qassam Brigades must be honored for fighting against the Israeli occupation and resisting the Zionist project, which targets the entire Arab Nation.
The Hamas leader advised the Egyptian authorities to rather condemn the Israeli crimes against the Palestinian people.
The Egyptian authorities should rather support the policies aiming to hold Israel accountable before international courts, especially for the crimes committed during the latest aggression on Gaza, Bahar noted.