Wednesday, June 29th | 30 Sivan 5782

August 28, 2014 2:16 pm

Abbas Advisor: Hamas Should Admit Defeat

avatar by

Mahmoud al-Habbash. Photo: Facebook. – Mahmoud al-Habbash, a senior adviser to Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas, suggested that Hamas should admit defeat in its latest conflict with Israel.

In a post on his Facebook page, al-Habbash, who recently served as the PA’s minister for religious affairs, compared the Gaza war with one fought between the Prophet Mohammed and “polytheists” in 625 CE in Medina, a conflict widely considered by Muslims to be a defeat for the prophet.

“The Muslims admitted their defeat [in Medina],” al-Habbash, who defected from Hamas several years ago, said in a message meant to encourage Hamas to do the same, The Jerusalem Post reported.

Related coverage

June 28, 2022 4:22 pm

Iran, US Start Indirect Nuclear Talks in Doha With EU Mediation

Indirect nuclear talks between Tehran and Washington started on Tuesday in Doha, Iranian state media reported, as Iran's chief nuclear...

Despite heavy causalities and widespread destruction of their command centers and rocket arsenals, Hamas leaders declared “victory” shortly after a cease-fire was announced with Israel on Tuesday.

In his first remarks to the press following the cease-fire, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that Hamas suffered the “greatest blow since the organization’s founding.”

Share this Story: Share On Facebook Share On Twitter

Let your voice be heard!

Join the Algemeiner

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.