Mousa Abu Marzouk, the Deputy Chairman of the Hamas Political Bureau, said in a video that was uploaded by the Asia Monitor YouTube channel on October 30, 2021 that China should "stay away" from Israel. Abu Marzouk was speaking at a conference about China and the Palestinian cause that was organized by the Istanbul-based Asia Middle East Forum, in which various Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated organization participated. He said that relations between Israel and China might have short-term benefits but will eventually become a "source of concern and a threat" to China's interests. Abu Marzouk also said that Israel stands in "stark contrast" to everything China stands for and is "racially and existentially attached" to "colonial powers" that are hostile to the Chinese "awakening." He added that the Palestinians share "unlimited interests" with China, and that the Palestinians are looking forward to strengthening their relations with the CCP. For more information about Mousa Abu Marzouk, see MEMRI TV clips Nos. 9059, 9008, 8851, 5818, 4492, and 1043.
Mousa Abu Marzouk: "We do not interfere in the internal affairs of any country, or in the way it runs its foreign relations, but at the same time, due to our friendly relations and historical partnership with the People's Republic of China, we would like China to stay away from the Zionist entity, which is in stark contrast to everything China symbolizes and aspires to.
"We would like to draw your attention to the fact that although relations with the Zionist entity may be beneficial in the short term, in the long run, they will definitely become a source of concern and threat to China's medium- and long-term interests, because this [Zionist] entity is racially and existentially attached to the colonial powers that are hostile to the Chinese awakening.
"In addition, the continuing turmoil caused by the existence of the Israeli occupation in the Middle East will continue to threaten Chinese plans, economic and otherwise. We view China as an integral part of our Asian continent. It has bravely wrested its freedom from foreign occupation, and made developmental strides that are unparalleled in human history.
"We realize that in this region we share unlimited interests with China. We stress that our Chinese partner is welcomed in the region, especially as there are no mental barriers between us and China, as we had with the West.
"As Palestinians, we are proud of the historic role of the People's Republic of China and the Communist Party, and their support for the Palestinian liberation movement. We watch the leadership of President Xi Jinping with admiration. As the heirs of the century-old Palestinian struggle, we are looking forward to strengthening our relations with the Communist Party, and to strengthening the political trust and cooperation between China and the forces of our people. Thank you, and may Allah bless you."