Haniyeh made this statement while addressing a national conference on ‘Sacredness of Al Aqsa Mosque and Responsibilities of Muslim Ummah’ in Islamabad, Pakistan.
Expressing hope that Hamas will get Pakistan’s support, he described Pakistan as the ‘land of mujahideen’ (people who fight for Islam).
Highlighting the sacrifices made by the Palestinian people in the ongoing Hamas-Israel war, Haniyeh said that Pakistan is strong enough to show its strength and stop the conflict, according to Geo News.
Jews are the greatest enemies of Muslims
Alignment among the Holy Quran-following countries is very important to resist Israel’s barbaric attacks on the Gaza Strip. The Hamas leader accused Israel of killing 16,000 Palestinians and destroying holy sites as a violation of international law.
Haniyeh expressed confidence in Pakistan’s strength, saying that the Palestinians have ‘high expectations’ from Pakistan.
Israel’s most modern weaponry is matched by Hamas. Haniyeh said Jews are the ‘greatest enemy’ of Muslims around the world, saying Hamas is demonstrating its commitment to Palestine by derailing Israel’s objectives.
Justification for the attack on Israel
He defended the attack by Hamas on Israel on October 7, calling it an attempt of self-defense. He said that the attack was part of Israel’s invasion plan.
Ismail Haniyeh, who expressed his displeasure over the non-implementation of the Oslo Accords, cited an escalation in Israeli aggression in the Palestinian territories. Haniyeh warned against diplomatic ties between Islamic countries and Israel. He expressed concern that this would deal a severe blow to Palestinian rights. The Hamas leader accused the US and other countries of supporting Israel.