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Saudi Ambassador Calls Hamas a Terrorist Group

The Jerusalem Post reports: Saudi Ambassador to Algeria Sami Bin Abdullah Salih on Wednesday unequivocally said in an interview that Hamas is a terrorist organization.

When an Algeria-based reporter for Al-Nahar TV asked him if Saudi Arabia considers Hamas a terrorist group, Salih said, “Of course… It certainly is, if it seeks to create and cause problems.”

Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, frequently endorses and carries out violent attacks against Israeli military personnel and civilians. Israel, the United States, the European Union – among others – all consider Hamas to be a terrorist group. Salih also criticized some Hamas leader’s for living lavish lifestyles outside of Gaza.

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