Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh calls for a new Intifadah during a speech in Gaza City, on December 7, 2017 (Photo by Reuters/Mohammed Salem)

BEIRUT, LEBANON (9:20 P.M.) – On Tuesday, the U.S. State Department expressed its “strong objection” to the recent meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul with the leaders of the Palestinian Hamas Movement.

The State Department warned Ankara that this step would lead to “isolating” Turkey internationally.

Theystated in a statement that “Hamas is classified as a terrorist organization by the United States and the European Union.”

Last Saturday, Erdogan received a delegation from Hamas led by the head of the movement’s political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh. Among the delegation was Saleh al-Arouri, deputy head of the Hamas political bureau.

The U.S. State Department said, “Both officials who Erdogan hosted are classified as global terrorists. The American Rewards for Justice program seeks to obtain information about one of them for his involvement in several terrorist attacks and kidnappings.”

The U.S. State Department warned that “President Erdogan’s continuous communication with this terrorist organization only leads to isolating Turkey from the international community, harms the interests of the Palestinian people, and undermines global efforts to prevent terrorist attacks launched from Gaza.”

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Carlington
Carlington
2020-08-26 05:48

Ah, that ever-so-shrinking “the international community” US is constantly drawing out of its sleeve, like a magician pooling a rabbit out of his top hat

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Stern Daler
2020-08-26 12:39
Reply to  Carlington

Not much the US need to draw out of the sleeve.
Hamas has Muslim brotherhood roots just like AKP.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-29 13:58
Reply to  Stern Daler

Hamas is OFFICIALLY part of the Muslim Brotherhood, banned in Syria, Egypt, Russia+CSTO, UAE, KSA, Bahrain, etc…
al-Qaeda has its roots in Muslim Brotherhood

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Stern Daler
2020-08-26 12:25

Turkey is isolating because of its own act of terrorism against all neighbors.

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Stern Daler
2020-08-26 12:41
Reply to  Stern Daler

So Muslim Brotherhood Palestine and Turkey meet. And I wonder why the US Empire thinks that Turkey can isolate itself more than it is already. Hamas is less terrorist than Turkey.

Turkey currently tries to get some Sunni Muhammadan solidarity because of Hamas Palestine roots.

p.s. Hamas was founded as an offshoot of the Palestinian “Muslim Brotherhood”. In its founding charter, the central goals of the movement are described:as the Islamization of Palestinian society and in the long term the establishment of an Islamic state.

JoeAmerica
JoeAmerica
2020-08-27 01:35
Reply to  Stern Daler

Not to mention that Israel helped promote it to weaken the PLO and any sensible unification of opposition. If I recall they imported the characters from outside and gave them a few hundred million to get started working with the occupiers in ‘police ‘ matters.

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-29 14:03
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It’s funny because… The founder of Muslim Brotherhood in Palestne (including Jordan) was Haj Amin al-Hussein, the uncle of Yasser Arafat, friend of Adolf, Himmler, Von Ribbentrop, he also ordered the murder of king Abdullah-I of Jordan and actually, is the one who suggested the Aktion Rheinhardt to Adolf who initially was into sending the Jews to their country of origin…

Daeshbags Sux
Daeshbags Sux
2020-08-29 14:06
Reply to  Stern Daler

Fakestine, Stern! Palestine is elsewhere:comment image