Hamas media coordinator Taher al-Nunu announced the launch of a weeklong interactive campaign starting Friday on social media outlets under the hashtag #AskHamas.
The campaign aims at answering any questions that might be raised by European communities with the approach of the time limit, on March 18, of the EU appeal of an earlier court ruling calling for the removal of Hamas from EU’s terrorism list.
Nunu said, in a speech during a media workshop on Thursday, that the campaign would primarily target western audiences, especially in the EU.
“It will send messages reflecting Hamas’s opinions and attitudes towards many issues that concern the western people and demonstrate that Hamas is not a terrorist group”, he explained.
The campaign will highlight the fact that Hamas is a national liberation movement and that the real terrorist is the Israeli occupation, he said.
He pointed out that the campaign will be focused mainly on social media in Question and Answer form in order to reach the largest number of the western people who showed solidarity with the Palestinian just cause.
Through the #AskHamas campaign, Hamas members – including senior leaders – will answer questions by western social media users in order to clarify Hamas’s true positions.
He called on social media activists to support the campaign, and described it as a Palestinian national duty.