Spokesman of the Islamic Resistance Movement Hamas Fawzi Barhoum stated the following:
Hamas rejects in the strongest terms the bill passed by the US House of Representatives that imposes sanctions on the movement under the pretext that it “uses civilians as human shields.”
These accusations are based solely on Israeli propaganda and supports the Israeli narrative which will ultimately pave the way for targeting the Palestinian legitimate right of resisting an occupying force as stipulated by the international law.
Following the recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of the Israeli occupation, the plan to relocate the US embassy from Tel-Aviv to the Holy City, the attempts to economically choke Palestinians by cutting aid to the UNRWA and to annul the Palestinian right of return, this latest decision is set to be another part of the US President Donald Trump’s so called “deal of the century” which aims to liquidate the Palestinian cause.
In the face of this senseless and propaganda fuelled bill that acts as a cover up for future Israeli crimes, Hamas will continue to stand with the Palestinian people and defend them from Israeli aggression that has previously perished thousands of innocent civilians.
Hamas Spokesman Fawzi Barhoum
Thursday, February 15, 2018