Hamas slams Arab states for trying to normalize ties with Israel
Tehran, The Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas) in a statement denounced Arab countries for hosting the Zionist political officials and sports delegations.
According to Hamas website, Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement is against any normalization of relations with the Zionist regime of Israel.
Normalization of ties with the Zionist regime will bring dangerous consequences for the Palestinian people and their historical rights, as well as the unity and integrity of the Islamic Ummah, the statement released on Hamas website on Friday said.
Efforts made to normalize ties with the Zionist regime are particularly unacceptable, especially in light of the increase in occupiers' crimes, violation of the Palestinians' rights, attempts to expand settlements in the West Bank and the continuation of Gaza blockade, it added.
Hamas also condemned recent visit made by the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Oman.
The Islamic movement also stressed the importance of supporting Palestinians and the continuation of the policy to sanction and to isolate the Zionist regime of Israel.
Earlier, the Palestinian National Liberation Movement (Fatah) had condemned the UAE and Qatar for hosting Zionist athletes.
In a provocative act, Israeli Minister of Culture and Sport Miri Regev arrived in Abu Dhabi on Friday to attend Grand Slam 2018.
Meanwhile Iranian Foreign Ministry spokesman Bahram Qasemi criticized Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to Oman, saying that the Zionist regime is seeking to sow discord among Muslim states and cover up its 70-year occupation and massacre of the oppressed people of Palestine.
Netanyahu made an unannounced trip to Oman, according to his office, in an apparent sign of warming ties between the two countries.
Asked about Netanyahu's trip to Muscat, Qasemi said that Islamic states should defy US pressure and not allow the Zionist regime to create new problems and sufferings for the region.
Source:. Islamic Republic News Agency - IRNA