February 26, 2024 Special Dispatch No. 11148

Senior Hamas Official Mousa Abu Marzouk: Nobody Could Have Anticipated The Consequences Of October 7; We Did Not Expect A Barbaric World War against Us, In Violation Of International Law

February 26, 2024
Palestinians | Special Dispatch No. 11148

Mousa Abu Marzouk of the Hamas Political Bureau was asked in a February 22, 2024 interview on Alghad TV [Egypt] if Hamas's Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades had any expectations regarding the consequences of the October 7 attack. Abu Marzouk said that "nobody in the whole world" could have expected such a "barbaric" response by Israel. He added that nobody could have anticipated that the U.S., Britian and other Western countries would unite to wage war against Hamas.

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"Nobody Expected That All The Western Powers, The U.S., And Britain, Would Wage War Against [Palestinian] Civilians"

Interviewer: "When the [Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam] Brigades did what they did on October 7, did they have expectations regarding the consequences of that attack?"

Mousa Abu Marzouk: "Look, the consequences of the attack... Nobody in the whole world expected them to be so barbaric, and in such violation of all the international laws, treaties and norms. Nobody expected the [Israeli response] to be so barbaric, because, ultimately, the resistance fights soldiers. It is not fighting civilians with planes and tanks."

Interviewer: "What would you do if you had expected these consequences?"

Abu Marzouk: "Nobody expected that all the Western powers, The U.S., and Britain, would wage world war against civilians. Nobody expected that.


"By What Logic Could Anyone Have Expected That The U.S. And The Entire West Would Unite In Order To Wage War Against A Movement?"

"Do you think anyone in the world could have expected there to be a world war, in the sense that America, Germany, Britian, France, Italy, and Spain – all of them would gather their armies, and the U.S. would send its two largest aircraft carriers to the Mediterranean Sea, all in order to fight a movement?


"By what logic could anyone have expected that the U.S. and the entire West, would unite, without exception, in order to wage war against a movement? Who could have expected this?"

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