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The secretary general of the PLO's Executive Committee, Saeb Erekat, condemned on Monday (July 15, 2019) the statements made by Hamas politburo member Fathi Hammad calling for the killing of Jews around the world. "The fair values ​​of the Palestinian cause include justice, equality, freedom and love," Erekat wrote on Twitter, "The statements made by Hamas leader Fathi Hammad about the Jews have nothing to do with the values ​​of the Palestinian struggle.

UN envoy Nikolai Mladenov also condemned Hammad's statement as "dangerous, abhorrent and inflammatory."

Hamas leader Fathi Hammad said in a speech Friday to crowds of Palestinians who took part in the weekly protest demonstrations east of Jabalia in the northern Gaza Strip that the situation would "explode" in the face of Israel if it does not lift the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip. "If this blockade is not lifted, we will explode in the face of our enemies, and not only in Gaza, but in the West Bank and outside the Palestinian territories," he said. "We must attack every Jew who is present in the world with a slug and a dead man," Hammad was quoted as saying. "You people in the West Bank, how long have you been silent?

For its part, Hamas announced today that Hammad's remarks "do not reflect the positions of the official movement and its policy." Hamas said in a statement received by the German Press Agency (DPA) today, that its adopted policy and fixed "stated that our conflict with the occupation occupying our land and desecrate our sanctities, not conflict with the Jews in the world or with Judaism as a religion." The statement added that "the movement has already condemned the attacks that targeted safe Jews in their places of worship."

(AFP)

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