Hamas, a Middle East group recognized as a terror entity in 1997, has posted a statement online congratulating the Taliban, whose Pakistani branch was recognized as terror in 2010, for “defeating” the American “occupation.’
A report from the Palestinian Media Watch captured the words of praise.
Hamas posted online its statement, headline, “Hamas congratulates the Afghani people for defeating the American occupation in its land.”
The statement said, “The Islamic Resistance Movement ‘Hamas’ congratulated the Muslim Afghani people for defeating the American occupation in all the Afghani territories (refers to Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan in Aug 2021 -Ed.). In a press release on Monday [Aug. 16, 2021], Hamas congratulated the Taliban Movement and its brave commanders for the victory, which constitutes the climax of its long jih