Transcript of Hamas' Condemnation of bin Laden Killing
Below is a video and the translated transcript of Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh's comment at a press conference on the killing of Osama bin Laden by American forces.
But irrespective of whether or not the news is true, we believe that this is merely a continuation of American policy, which is based on oppression and the shedding of Arab and Muslim blood. Regardless of the doctrinal differences within the Arab and Islamic world, we certainly denounce the murder or killing of a Muslim mujahid, an Arab man. We ask Allah to bestow His mercy on him, along with our prophet, friends, martyrs, and all the righteous.