Hamas leader abroad Khaled Mashal said in an October 31, 2023 interview on TRT Network (Turkey) that Hamas's October 7, 2023 invasion of southern Israel paved a "huge highway" towards the removal of Israel. He said that the Muslims need more Islamic scholars like Palestinian Salafi Jihadi scholar Sheikh Abdallah Azzam, who was Osama Bin Laden's mentor. He also said: "We have friends among the Christians, even among the Jews, as well as the global left." He elaborated that while Russia and China have good positions, they can do more for the Palestinians, and this is their opportunity to change the current U.S.-dominated unipolar world order.
Khaled Mashal: "October 7 paved a wide highway towards the removal of Israel, towards liberation, and towards saving Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
"We want to see a cluster of Islamic scholars who will change the rules of the game, just like Abdallah Azzam did in Afghanistan and elsewhere. Did he ask for permission? No, he did not wait for anyone. He took it upon himself and the people followed him.
"Today, the Islamic scholars should issue a fatwa, incite the Islamic nation, take action, and exert pressure on the regimes and rulers to stop the massacre, send aid, and open the Rafah border crossing.
"We have friends among the Christians, even among the Jews, as well as the global left. We have friends in the world. I am also addressing Moscow and Beijing, Russia and China. Their political position is good. Their [veto] in the U.N., their political position... But these are superpowers. They can do more. They should build the determination... Enough, the [American] monopoly... This is an opportunity. Moscow and Beijing are striving for an international balance of power that will abolish [American] unipolarity. Well, this is your opportunity!"