Hamas condemns terror attack on Pittsburgh Synagogue

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Member of the International Relations Bureau Basim Naim stated the following:

It is with deep regret and profound sadness that we received the news about the terrorist attack on a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, which resulted in killing 11 innocent Jews and injuring six others.

As Palestinians who have been enduring the terrorism of the Israeli occupation, we are the most to realise what terrorism means and its destructive consequences.

On this sorrowful occasion, we would like to extend our sincerest condolences to the families of the victims, wishing the wounded a speedy recovery.

This aggressive act against 'worship places', which is highly condemned, highlights that terrorism has no religion nor ideology.

Dr. Basin Naim

Member of International Relations Bureau

Background information

A gunman opened fire on Saturday inside the 'Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue' in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania during a service, killing 11 Jewish worshipers and injuring six others.

Hamas founder Sheikh Ahmad Yassin has said that the Islamic Palestinian Resistance Movement condemns the killing of any human, whether he is a Muslim, Christian, Jew, or a follower of any doctrine.