Ha'aretz reports Mubarak speech slamming Hamas

William Scott Scherk's picture
Submitted by William Scott Scherk on Wed, 2009-02-04 20:37

Yoav Stern reports on a speech given by Egypt's aging president Hosni Mubarak. The headline in the Israeli daily Ha'aretz reads Hamas to blame for spilled Arab blood

Photo: Al Arabiya

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak voiced harsh criticism against Hamas on Wednesday, accusing the Islamist Palestinian movement of being responsible for the shedding of Arab blood.

"How long will Arab blood continue to be spilled, only to hear those who admit to miscalculating the scope and scale of Israel's response?" Mubarak asked in a speech marking Egypt's national day to honor its police force.

Mubarak's comment came in reference to remarks reportedly made by Hamas political leader Khaled Meshal, who admitted at the end of the three-week Israeli offensive in the Gaza Strip that he did not anticipate the scope of Israel's operation. Similar sentiments were expressed by Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah at the end of the Second Lebanon War between Israel and Hezbollah in 2006.

Full story here, along with another article detailing Hamas leadership's "surprise" at the iron-fist Israeli response to rockets launched from the Gaza Strip.

Of interest -- the Arabic network Al Jazeera has no report as yet on the President's National Day speech, nor does Al Arabiya. Neither network has featured Mubarak's recent harsh words on the Hamas leadership.

See also a report from the Gulf, in the LA Times: Arabs tell Iran to stop interfering

Pro-American Arab states are squawking that they've apparently had enough of being stigmatized by their Persian neighbor for failing their brothers . . . [more]

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Leonid's picture

"On Thursday this week, the committee heard Palestinian ambassador to South Africa, Ali Halimeh, sharply criticise Hamas for letting the conflict in Gaza escalate." Read the full article "SA approach to Gaza conflict ‘one-sided': http://www.citizen.co.za/index...

South African Deputy Foreign Affairs Minister Fatima Hajaig which mentioned in this article is notorious anti-Semite
The minister allegedly said: 'The control of America, just like the control of most Western countries, is in the hands of Jewish money and if Jewish money controls their country, then you cannot expect anything. http://www.johannesburgnews.ne...

Link, Leonid?

William Scott Scherk's picture

Can you provide a link to the story, Leonid?

What evidence do you have the South African government is pro-Hamas?


Palestinian ambassador in South Africa

Leonid's picture

Palestinian ambassador in South Africa, who belongs to the PLO branch, also blamed Hamas for Gaza's war. That was great surprise for pro-Hamas South African government.

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