Hamas distances itself from chants by Palestinians against Arab states

The Arab League in session (Ahmed al-Sayed - Anadolu Agency)

Middle East Monitor  /  January 24, 2022

Hamas has distanced itself from chants by Palestinians against Arab states, including Gulf nations, a statement issued yesterday said.

“Hamas affirms that these chants do not reflect the movement’s well-known firm stances and policies of non-interference in the internal affairs of countries,” the statement said.

Hamas distances itself from the conflicts and disputes among the Arab states, and calls for avoiding everything that would disrupt the Arab unity and harm its security and stability.

“Seeking to build balanced relations for the benefit, security and advancement of our Ummah, the Hamas movement adopts the policy of openness to the world’s countries, especially the Arab and Islamic states,” the statement also said.

Wishing stability, safety and harmony to prevail in all Arab and Islamic nations, Hamas called for “adopting the path of dialogue instead of fighting to protect the Ummah and its capabilities and to strengthen its unity in confronting the threats facing it.”

Hamas reiterated that the Palestinian struggle “is with the Zionist enemy” so that it is calling on the Palestinians to avoid involvement in any other issues that might disrupt the achievement of their goals – the liberation of occupied Palestinian lands.