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No. 10889 - Former Palestinian Ambassador To India Osama Al-Ali: Hamas Must Release All Israeli Hostages To Save What's Left Of Gaza; Hamas Leaders Had Better Not Return To Gaza, Because The People Will Slaughter Them - 02/12/24

Former Palestinian ambassador to India Osama Al-Ali slammed Hamas on a February 12, 2024 show on Al-Arabiya Network (Saudi Arabia). Al-Ali said that Hamas's leaders have no right to talk while they are not in Palestine. He called on Hamas to be "reasonable" and release the Israeli hostages at no cost in order to save what is left of Gaza. Al-Ali also said that Hamas is attacking the Palestinian Authority and claiming that it seeks to take over Gaza, however, the PA is Palestine and Gaza belongs ...

Special Dispatch No. 11128 - French-Tunisian Imam Hassen Chalghoumi: 'We Will Stand Alongside Our Jewish Brethren To Show Brotherhood'; 'In Terms Of Consequences, October 7 Is Worse Than September 11' - 02/12/24

One month after the October 7, 2023 Hamas massacre in southern Israel, French-Tunisian Imam Hassen Chalgoumi publicly announced that he would participate in a march against antisemitism held in Paris. France has experienced an explosion of antisemitic speech in the wake of October 7, and Chalghoumi made a point of showing the world that Muslims should stand with their "Jewish brothers in humanity." Following are excerpts of two interviews Chalghoumi gave to the French press, before and after a ...

Special Dispatch No. 11082 - South Africa's Diplomatic Campaign Against Israel – In Service Of Hamas And In Cooperation With Hamas' Patron, Qatar - 01/18/24

On December 29, 2023, South Africa instituted proceedings against Israel at the International Court of Justice (ICJ), alleging that Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinians in Gaza. In addition, South Africa, along with Bangladesh, Bolivia, the Comoro Islands and Djibouti, filed a referral to the International Criminal Court (ICC) for an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Israel in Gaza. These measures by South Africa are in line with the fact that it maintains ...

Special Dispatch No. 11080 - Moroccan Journalist: Hamas Has Become Sacred In Morocco; The Silencing Of Its Critics In This Country Is Oppression Of Thought - 01/17/24

In an article he published on December 2, 2023 in the online daily Hespress.com, Zouhir Louassini, a Moroccan journalist living in Italy, condemned the "brutal attack" waged by Moroccan supporters of political Islam against anyone in the country who dares to criticize Hamas and its methods of fighting Israel. Louassini referred specifically to the fierce attacks and slander, and even accusations of treason and heresy, that were recently directed in public discourse, in demonstrations and on ...

MEMRI Daily Brief No. 563 - Why Do The U.S. And Israel Tolerate Qatar's Blatant Anti-U.S. And Anti-Israel Policies? - 01/16/24

Introduction Two developments with dangerous and even explosive repercussions for the standing and interests of both the U.S. and Israel in the Middle East occurred in the last few days. 1. The U.S. has extended its presence at Qatar's Al-Udeid airbase – CENTCOM's main airbase in the region – for another 10 years 1 : In recent weeks, there has been criticism of Qatar for its sponsoring of terrorism, causing President Biden and Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin to maintain ambiguity about the ...

Yigal Carmon

Special Dispatch No. 11049 - Hamas In Their Own Words Since The October 7 Attack - 12/28/23

... chief Ismail Haniyeh watch ing the coverage of Hamas ' s invasion of southern Israel on Al-Jazeera Network (Qatar) was posted on various social media outlets ... be noted that in the October 7, 2023, during the Hamas invasion of southern Israel, Hamas kidnapped an estimated 150 prisoners, many of whom ... , foreign laborers, and Israeli civilians in the area. Qasem acknowledged Turkey ' s role in mediating their release. Hisham Qasem: " Turkey and Hamas discussed the ...

Special Dispatch No. 11006 - Poem In Qatari 'Al-Sharq' Daily Calls On Gazans, Muslims To Wage Jihad And Restore Islamic Rule Throughout The World - 12/07/23

On November 25, 2023, against the backdrop of the Qatar-brokered humanitarian ceasefire in the Gaza war, the Qatari daily Al-Sharq published an inciting poem titled "O Glorious Gaza, Rise Up" by Osama Al-Agha, an Arabic teacher in a Doha elementary school. The poem urges the people of Gaza and the Muslims at large to rise up and wage jihad in order to "crush the Zionists on the battlefield," liberate the Al-Aqsa mosque and restore Islamic rule throughout the world. The poet also addresses ...

MEMRI Daily Brief No. 548 - A Nobel Prize For Terror And Other Absurdities - 11/30/23

It is anyone's guess how exactly or when the Hamas-Israel War in Gaza will actually end. There is great external pressure on Israel to stop its response to Hamas's October 7 invasion. There is also a great internal pressure on the Israeli government by the Israeli people to continue fighting. Winners and losers are subjective categories and especially so in dynamic, conflict-ridden situations but, leaving aside the two immediate belligerents we can certainly judge who or what – at this ...

Amb. Alberto M. Fernandez

Inquiry & Analysis Series No. 1723 - As Hamas Visits Its 'Closest Friend' Moscow, Questions Surround Russia's Knowledge Of, Involvement In October 7 Hamas Attack: A Review Of Russia-Hamas Ties and Strategic Relationship - 11/08/23

Introduction Hamas's surprise October 7, 2023 terror attack, in which over 1,400 were brutally murdered and another 241 (at last count) taken hostage, will go down in infamy. As Hamas leader abroad Khaled Mashal boasted on October 26 on Egypt's Sada Elbalad TV, the Russians told him that this attack would be taught in military academies. 1 In the immediate aftermath of the attack, everyone, including military experts on TV, were quick to comment on its primitivity, pointing to the use of ...

Steven Stalinsky, Ph.D.

Special Dispatch No. 10943 - Senior Hamas Official Osama Hamdan: If We Could Turn Back Time, We Would Carry Out The October 7 Attack On Israel All Over Again - 11/07/23

In an interview with Lebanese journalist Marlene Khalifeh, senior Hamas official Osama Hamdan said that his organization's October 7, 2023 attack on southern Israel was part of its strategy to put an end to Arab countries' normalization with Israel. Stating that if there was a way to turn back time, Hamas would carry out the attack again, he added that the only hostages Hamas was holding in Gaza were Israeli solders and that the civilians had been captured by other elements with "confidence" in ...

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