GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Hamas posted a press release on its web site Aug. 16 congratulating the Afghan individuals for defeating the USA in addition to the Taliban for a triumph the Palestinian group described as a end result of a 20-year jihad.
Hamas mentioned, “The top of the US and its allies’ occupation is proof that the favored resistance, primarily our Palestinian militant individuals, will triumph and obtain the targets of freedom and return.”
Hamas’ political bureau member Mousa Abu Marzouk tweeted Aug. 15, “Taliban received right now, after being accused of backwardness, retardation and terrorism. … It has develop into the neatest and most real looking motion right now. It confronted the US and its collaborators, and refused any middle-solution with them.” He mentioned that what occurred in Afghanistan is a lesson that every one oppressed individuals have undergone.
Hamas member Mahmoud Merdawi informed Al-Monitor, “Hamas and the Taliban are Islamist actions resisting in opposition to the occupation, whether or not the Israelis in Palestine or the Individuals in Afghanistan.”
He mentioned the way in which the Taliban’s victory was achieved delivers to all tyrants and occupiers the necessary message that the individuals’s will is able to defeating any occupation. He mentioned the Taliban’s victory sends a message of optimism to all individuals beneath occupation.
Merdawi mentioned Hamas views the Taliban’s victory as a historic achievement from which the motion will get the power and the optimism that Palestine will undergo the identical expertise and that Israel shall be defeated. He mentioned the truth that Hamas revealed a photograph that includes its leaders with these of the Taliban right now reveals that Hamas strongly helps weak populations and affirms its unequivocal perception within the individuals’s proper to determine their very own future with none overseas interference.
He mentioned, “Hamas helps the liberation actions and the individuals’s will, whatever the occasion main or representing them.”
He added, “There isn’t a doubt that we’re trying ahead to defeating Israel in Palestine, following the US defeat in Afghanistan.”
Ibrahim al-Madhoun, a political analyst near Hamas, informed Al-Monitor that the Taliban are function fashions for resisting and rejecting occupation. Each the Taliban and Hamas are Islamist resistance actions and identified that theTaliban have been combating in opposition to the USA, which helps and favors Israel.
He mentioned, “Hamas is just not hostile towards the US, nevertheless it opposes the US assist and bias towards Israel.”
He mentioned the Taliban’s victory is inspiring to all those that resist the occupation and sparks optimism among the many Palestinian resistance that it’s potential to defeat Israel, no less than within the West Financial institution now. He anticipated that anger will escalate there, because the Palestinian individuals grasp the lesson that persevering with to withstand the occupation will inevitably result in victory, regardless of how lengthy it takes.
He pointed on the robust relations between Hamas and the Taliban, as Hamas’ political bureau head, Ismail Haniyeh, and his predecessor Khaled Meshaal had met with Taliban leaders. He mentioned Hamas had revered the Taliban’s want to maintain their conferences confidential given the particularities of the political circumstances it was going by way of.
He famous that for the reason that Taliban got here out victorious, the rationale for maintaining the matter confidential was now not legitimate.
He anticipated Afghanistan to witness actual development within the coming interval and to show into a powerful and rising nation, significantly because it has a wonderful geographical location. He added, “Hamas is fascinated about having fun with broad and powerful relations that may allow the resistance motion to realize its targets.”
Tayseer Mohsin, a professor of political science at Al-Azhar College in Gaza, informed Al-Monitor that Hamas’ response to the Taliban’s victory and the publication of photographs that includes the 2 actions’ leaders might assist promote the concept that have been pleasant relations between the Taliban and the Palestinian resistance, particularly Hamas.
He mentioned the Taliban and Hamas have each have widespread experiences involving Qatari mediation. Qatar sponsored the talks and settlement mechanism between the Taliban and United States and has performed an necessary function in supporting Hamas and the Gaza Strip.