Hamas rules out military support for Iran in any war with Israel

the Guardian, 6 March 2012

Hamas members display mock rocket launchers during a rally in the a Gazan refugee camp in 2001. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA
Hamas members display mock rocket launchers during a rally in the a Gazan refugee camp in 2001. Photograph: Mohammed Saber/EPA

 

Hamaswill not do Iran's bidding in any war with Israel, according to senior figures within the militant Islamic group.

 

"If there is a war between two powers, Hamas will not be part of such a war," Salah Bardawil, a member of the organisation's political bureau in Gaza City, told the Guardian.

He denied the group would launch rockets into Israel at Tehran's request in response to a strike on its nuclear sites. "Hamas is not part of military alliances in the region," said Bardawil.

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