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Hamas Letter to Iran Aims to Unify Efforts to Counter Zionism: Envoy

23 January 2018 16:02

 

The representative of the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, in Lebanon said the letter of Hamas Political Bureau Chief Ismail Haniyeh was sent to the Leader of the Islamic Revolution with the aim of unifying efforts to counter Zionism.

Speaking to the Tasnim News Agency, Ali Barakah said following the “cruel” decision by US President Donald Trump to relocate the country’s embassy from Tel Aviv to al-Quds (Jerusalem), Haniyeh’s move to send the letter to Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei is of high importance.

This letter is aimed at unifying efforts in the Muslim world to counter the Global arrogance (the US) and the Zionist regime of Israel, he added.

“Today the Muslim and Arab Ummah (community) should support Intifada (uprising) and the Palestinian resistance,” the envoy noted.

In his recent letter to Ayatollah Khamenei, the chairman of Hamas Political Bureau praised the Iranian nation and leadership for supporting Palestine and the anti-Israeli axis of resistance.

Haniyeh pointed to a major plot that the arrogant powers have hatched against Quds and the Palestinian nation with the purpose of wiping out the Gaza Strip as the bastion of resistance, ending the fight against the Zionist regime, and normalizing the relations between Israel and the dependent rulers of regional countries.

He also praised the popular Intifada in the West Bank and the city of Quds as a phenomenon foiling the plots by the US and the “rulers of hypocrisy” who seek to terminate the issue of Palestine.

The letter came as Trump officially declared Quds as the capital of Israel, despite warnings from around the world that the measure risks triggering a fresh wave of violence in the Middle East.

In a speech at the White House on December 6, Trump said his administration would also begin a years-long process of moving the American embassy in Tel Aviv to the holy city.

The announcement was a major shift by Washington that overturns decades of US foreign policy.

Palestinian leaders had previously warned the move would threaten a two-state solution.

Israel has occupied East Quds since the 1967 Middle East war. It annexed the area in 1980 and sees it as its exclusive domain. Under international law, the area is considered to be occupied territory.

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