Hamas condemns the Israeli destruction of Shepherd hotel

[ 09/01/2011 – 05:18 PM ]


DAMASCUS, (PIC)– Hamas condemned the Israeli demolition of the historical Shepherd hotel in occupied Jerusalem, which was owned by former Mufti of Jerusalem Sheikh Amin Al-Husseini.

The movement said in a statement on Sunday that the hotel was a significant landmark in the holy city, adding that it strongly denounces the Israeli act, which also aims at establishing settlement units in its place and on nearby vineyards.

Hamas said that the step was the latest in a series of concentrated efforts to Judaize Jerusalem and isolate the Old City from the nearby Arab suburbs.

Hamas urged the Palestinian masses to confront the Israeli settlement policy inside and outside the holy city, and advised the PA leadership in Ramallah to stop engaging in futile negotiations with Israel and to stop persecuting resistance so as to assume its role in defending Jerusalem and Palestinian rights.

It finally asked the Arab countries to refrain from providing a cover for the negotiations, which Israel was exploiting to complete its colonialist and Judaization projects in Jerusalem in particular and the Palestinian land in general.

Hamas condemns the Israeli destruction of Shepherd hotel.

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