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Hamas and Khartoum vow mutual support


November 17, 2012 (KHARTOUM) – The Sudanese Islamic Movement and the Palestinian group Hamas have pledged to support each other after an alleged Israeli attack on a military factory in Khartoum.

Sudan’s Vice President Al-Haj Adam Youssef (L) talks to Hamas Leader Khaled Meshaal during the 8th General Conference of Sudanese Islamic Movement in Khartoum November 15, 2012 (Reuters)

The attack on Yarmouk ammunition factory on 24 October raised tension between Khartoum and Tel Aviv. The former accused Israel of the attack and the latter termed Sudan as supporter of terrorism without acknowledging its responsibility for the attack.

Khaled Meshaal, Hamas exiled leader attended the 8th conference of Sudanese Islamic Movement held in Khartoum while his group is fighting against the Israeli army amid international calls to decrease the tension there but there is no sign of abating.

Speaking at the mosque of the Sudanese army in Khartoum on Friday, Meshaal told worshippers that his movement would avenge the attack on the military factory, adding "you would hear good news soon".

Meshaal praised the great preparations of Hamas youth against Israel saying their rockets surprised the Israelis when they reached Tel Aviv.

Some 48 people were killed in Gaza since Wednesday when Israel launched a military operation, "Pillar of Defense" in response to rocket attacks carried out by Hamas. From the Israeli side, at least three people were killed by the Palestinian shells.

Tunisian Islamist Rashid Ghannouchi, head of Ennahdah or Renaissance Party last Friday called on the Arab and Islamic countries to united their ranks to face "the conspiracies hatched against the Islamic Nation".

During a speech in the Martyr mosque in Khartoum, he further reassured the Western World about the Arab Spring revolutions saying "do not fear us". "We came to liberate ourselves and to establish a cooperation between us, based on what binds us in term of religious, social and intellectual ties".

On Saturday before to wrap up its meetings, the Islamic Movement released a final communiqué of its 8the conference where it reaffirmed its support for the Palestinians’ rights.

The Movement "is committed, no matter how great the sacrifices, to its principled position based on the return of the Muslims in Jerusalem and the usurped land of Palestine," the statement further said.

Sudan and Hamas are seen in the Gulf countries, particularly the Saudi Arabia, as the main allies of Iran in the region.

The recent visit of Iranian warships to Port Sudan angered the Saudi authorities which consider the Iranian presence in the Red Sea as direct threat to their interests and influence.

Israeli airplanes raided three times in the past years the eastern region of Sudan where it targeted alleged convoys carrying Iranian weapons heading to Sinai in Egypt before to be sneaked to Gaza.


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  • 18 November 2012 15:35, by panchol

    "Empty vessels make more noise"
    what can Sudanese do to Israel? while unable to prove your economy.
    Dead to Sudan!

    • 18 November 2012 16:13, by zulu

      Unfortunately yes with you. Israel is targetting military leaders and installations. this will happen with Sudan that is very poor, but full of insanity, noise and mogerring. After Syria, the only country supporting Iran or being inmdeception with Iran is Sudan. Obama is working smartly to distroy the Islamic cell.

      • 18 November 2012 17:24, by Hardball

        Ah, I know for sure; as far as Israeli self-defend is concern; target killing is not limited even in the foreign countries!!

    • 18 November 2012 16:15, by zulu

      Unfortunately yes with you. Israel is targetting military leaders and installations. this will happen with Sudan that is very poor, but full of insanity, noise and mogerring. After Syria, the only country supporting Iran or being inmdeception with Iran is Sudan. Obama is working smartly to distroy the Islamic cell.

    • 19 November 2012 04:03, by omoni jr.

      very laughable.
      So, instead of trying to find way of building peace ,you bragging for war,plastians children are killed and Isrealis children are in living in the holes like rats .

  • 18 November 2012 15:43, by panchol

    Dear black Africans Sudanese in khartoum, go for exile, because the storm will soon be experience in khartoum.
    Oky ? Sudan has awoken the sleeping gaint.
    Mark my words.

  • 18 November 2012 16:43, by 4Justice

    An unrepentant Dr. Abdullah Badr appeared again on TV, and made the following oath:

    I have sworn to Allah, that any dog—for that is how Allah described them, for they are like dogs that are constantly panting—that any dog who mocks the Sharia, or mocks Islam, or blames it, we will cut out his tongue. I say this without hesitation: We will cut out his tongue! That’s it. The time of transgressing against Islam, and speaking insolence, has passed—it is over. Today, the People of Lies [code for secular people] defend their falsehoods with great zeal; so shall we defend Islam with all our might—no matter what it costs, no matter what it costs! Let the whole world burn, but Islam not be mocked.


    • 18 November 2012 23:38, by zulu

      That PhD is effectively withdrawn by the University he attended. Likewise, Israel and South Sudan are cutting Islamic hands off instead of theirs. \
      Islam is not a religion but a cult and we will rain on Khartoum just as Israel is raining on on Gaza where women and children hide like men take refuge in vulnerable people’s places. Allah Akbar but hiding in caves and eating rats like they in tori

  • 18 November 2012 20:24, by Kalo

    That evident s show 2 parties are the terrorist,Israel go ahead and finished them because they are the wrong elements or poisons.

  • 19 November 2012 02:53, by 4Justice

    Report: Hamas Preparing Chemical Weapons

    The Times is also reporting that Hamas may place chemical weapons on its long-range missiles. “Hamas might go for a desperate attempt to launch rockets with chemical warheads if the worst came to the worst,” one unnamed source reported.


  • 19 November 2012 03:17, by 4Justice

    Lucifer rising: Muslim Brotherhood now targeting Jordan

    Middle East analyst Aidan Clay said the cover for many of the “Arab Spring” movements was the call for democracy. The Muslim Brotherhood’s use of the “democracy” line, he said, could tip the balance in their favor. Jordan is the latest target in the gun sights of the Muslim Brotherhood and other radical jihadist elements.


    • 19 November 2012 07:14, by Ruach

      Israeli will really finish Gaza and Khartoum Terrorists! Your wicked Islamists praise even a suicide bombers! What a fake Religion!

  • 19 November 2012 13:53, by Tom D

    Khartoum and Hamas are really fake. They have nothing to do with Jewish State. In the recent fighting btn Hamas and Tel Aviv,Hamas had fired 544 rockets 302 were intercepted be 4 reaching State while 99 others were intercepted b 4 firing and exploded with in Hamas. The technology that Jewish State have acquired is a God gift if i’am not mistaken.

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