Lebanese journalist Simon Abou Fadel said that he does not sympathize with radical groups like Hamas. He made these remarks in an interview that aired oon Al-Jadeed TV (Lebanon) on May 18, 2021. Abou Fadel said that he cannot forget "the sights and behavior of the Palestinians in Lebanon," and he cannot support those who attacked his family, killed Christians in Lebanon, and put young people in the ground.
Simon Abou Fadel: "What I want to tell you is that I do not sympathize with Hamas. I do not sympathize with radical groups...
Interviewer: "With whom do you sympathize?"
Simon Abou Fadel: "I still cannot forget the sights and behavior of the Palestinians in Lebanon.
"I support everything that is within the framework of defense and fighting, but if you ask me to support [the Palestinians]... Well, you won't hear this from me. I cannot support someone who came and attacked my family, killing Christians in Lebanon, and put young people in the ground."
Interviewer: "Who are these"
Simon Abou Fadel: "The Palestinians who are still here."
Interviewer: "The people in Sheikh Jarrah attacked your family?"
Simon Abou Fadel: "Those who are in Qusaya and in Naameh... Just a second. Those [Palestinians] in Qusaya, in Naameh, in the refuge camps, who go and demonstrate... I will never sympathize with them."