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April 30, 2017 10:54 am

Hamas Praises North Korea After Pyongyang Regime Threatens to ‘Mercilessly Punish’ Israel

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The Hamas terrorist group praised North Korea on Sunday after the Pyongyang regime issued a threat against Israel earlier this weekend, the Hebrew news site Walla reported.

On Saturday, the North Korean Foreign Ministry vowed the country would “mercilessly punish those who offend the dignity of our leadership” — a reference to a recent statement made by Israeli Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman, in which he called North Korean ruler Kim Jong-un “extreme and crazy.”

“We warn Israel to think twice about the implications of its defamation campaign against us,” the Foreign Ministry statement said.

North Korea also noted it was “fully supporting the struggle of the Palestinian people” to establish “an independent state with Quds (Jerusalem) as its capital.”

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On Sunday, Gaza-ruling Hamas — according to a Shams news agency report cited by Walla —  expressed its appreciation for North Korea’s words, stating, “Hamas condemns the Israeli insult to Pyongyang and emphasizes that the occupation is the leader of evil.”

Last week, Lieberman said a military conflict between North Korea and the US would have “direct implications” for Israel.

Against the backdrop of escalating tensions between Pyongyang and Washington and with the threat of further North Korean nuclear tests looming, Lieberman said, “Any nuclear crisis anywhere would affect the entire world. I don’t want to go into scenarios, but there is no such thing as a limited nuclear crisis.”

The defense minister’s comments on North Korea drew criticism from some within Israel, including his predecessor, Moshe Ya’alon, who accused Lieberman of “prattling irresponsibly.”

Meanwhile, Hamas co-founder Mahmoud al-Zahar lashed out on Saturday against Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, as intra-Palestinian tensions continue to escalate.

“He is imposing himself on the Palestinian people,” al-Zahar said of Abbas, according to the Hebrew news site nrg. “He is not the president of the Palestinian people because he acts against their interests. He has lost his legitimacy to govern.”

Hamas MP Marwan Abu Ras tweeted this past week that Abbas “must be executed by hanging. He is the greatest traitor in Palestinian history.”

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  • Howard Schaerf

    Hamas & NO. KOREA I’m seeing the truck of villians in Mel Brooks’s BLAZING SADDLES

  • robert Davis

    North korea’s insane and stupid ruler has a big tongue because he thinlks he’s so small and insignificant no one would take the trouble to destroy him but he’s wrong because he should be considered a 1933 Hitler when the latter had no army. This means he can become a 1940 Hitler if he’s not destroyed immediately. Anyway Israel has 600 nukes whereas he has none : who can punish who?

  • The regime of North Korea and the various Falastinian terror organizations PA, PLO, Fatah, Hamas and the Lebanese Hezbollah are very intimate bedfellows. Uniting them are
    – trade with slaves, namely women in South America and Arab countries
    – slave workers, namely in Qatar and other countries
    – trade with illegal drugs, globally
    – trade with weapons
    – a criminal network
    and, hatred against the Jewish State Israel.

  • North Korea and Iran are the biggest threats to world peace because they desire to deploy nuclear weapons against the civilized world. And hopefully intra-PLO-Hamas tensions will result in the end of the PLO-Hamas terrorist entities currently occupying Judea, Samaria, and Gaza.

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