Qatar: Hamas a ‘Legitimate Resistance Movement’

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Ynetnews reports: In light of the Arab boycott of Qatar due to its support for terrorism, Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman al-Thani said in an interview with the Russian RT channel during his visit to Moscow that in the eyes of Arab countries, Hamas is a legitimate resistance movement. However, he added that Hamas would no longer be governed from Qatar and in fact confirmed that its members were no longer in the Gulf state.

Al-Thani made his comments after a meeting in Moscow with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov aimed to solve the row that Qatar does not support Hamas, but rather the Palestinian people. “Our support for the Palestinian people is clear; we are cooperating with the official Palestinian Authority. The presence of Hamas in Qatar does not mean there is support for Hamas in Qatar.

“Now the leadership of the movement is in Palestine, but Qatar is responsible on behalf of its international partners to support the Palestinian cause.”

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