Hamas Regrets Lackluster Arab League Summit in Nouakchott

Arab leaders denounced Israeli apartheid. (Photo: via MEMO, file)

Hamas stated that the 27th Arab League Summit attended by only eight Arab leaders, and from which 14 were absent, “reflects the status of decline which the Arabs are suffering, even at the official level.”

In a statement issued on Wednesday, the movement said: “Hamas expresses its regrets regarding the official Arab decline which was reflected in the Nouakchott summit, amid an absence of two-thirds of Arab leaders and presidents.”

It further expressed “regret that the summit eventually came out with a statement that does not meet the interests of the Palestinian people and the Arab nations.”

Hamas denounced “the absence of the issues of the Israeli siege and Israeli wars on the Gaza Strip in the summit’s discussions, without demanding the blockade on Gaza Strip be lifted.”

It also said that, “The Palestinian cause will remain the central issue for the Arab nations, and no summit will succeed if it neglects it.’

Hamas expressed its view “that resolving the issue should pass through the resistance,” stating that “giving any cover to political initiatives which are biased toward Israel is unacceptable.”

The Arab League summit was held on Monday in Mauritania.


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