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May 3, 2011 Special Dispatch No. 3806

Reactions to Killing of Osama Bin Laden: Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniya Condemns Killing of 'Muslim Mujahid' Bin Laden

May 3, 2011
Palestine | Special Dispatch No. 3806

Following are excerpts from a statement by Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniya on the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden. The statement aired on Al-Jazeera Network on May 3, 2011:

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Ismail Haniya: "We believe that this continues an American policy that is based on oppression and on the shedding of Arab and Muslim blood. Regardless of the different views in Arab and Islamic circles, we, of course, condemn the assassination or killing of a Muslim mujahid and an Arab. We pray for Allah to cover him with His mercy, next to the prophets, the righteous, and the martyrs." […]

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