Exclusive: Hamas' decision to restore ties with Syria was unanimous
Ayman Al-Rafati, a writer and political analyst specializing in Israeli affairs, indicates that Hamas' decision was backed consensually by the movement's leadership.
Ayman Al-Rafati, a writer and political analyst specializing in Israeli affairs, affirmed that "Hamas' decision to restore ties with Syria was backed unanimously by Hamas leadership."
Al-Rafati told Al Mayadeen that no one can impose any policies on Hamas, most notably regarding its ties with other Arab countries.
He added that the decision may have been made in light of the positive discussions following the battle of Seif Al-Quds, stressing that "there is complete consensus within Hamas to reestablish ties with Syria."
Elsewhere in his remarks, he revealed that the restoration of the relationship benefits both Hamas and Syria because it is a step toward restoring Damascus’ position in the Arab world.
Al-Rafati also addressed the possibility of announcing "important steps to break the blockade on Gaza with Syrian aid" in the coming stage, detailing that "Syrian ports can help in breaking the blockade on the Gaza Strip."
Ayman Al-Rafati, an expert in security and political affairs:#Syria today has overcome its crisis with Hamas, and the latter has effective military tools to confront the occupation. Overcoming the previous obstacles is in the interest of both sides. https://t.co/YobtgfawFr— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) September 15, 2022
Earlier, the Palestinian Resistance movement Hamas condemned the ongoing Israeli aggression against Syria, as well as the attempts to normalize and integrate "Israel" into relations in the region. The organization also condemned the theft of commodities from the country in addition to sowing discord and war between the population and other countries.
Member of the #Syrian People's Assembly, Mohammad Khair Akam:— Al Mayadeen English (@MayadeenEnglish) September 15, 2022
The fact that Hamas restored its position in the fight for freedom is a gain for #Syria, and this, along with the end of division among Palestinians, is a goal that we all strive for. https://t.co/O7e6Z9BlNW
In a statement, Hamas said that "Syria has embraced our Palestinian people and its resistance factions for decades, which requires us to stand in solidarity with it in light of the brutal aggression it is facing," noting that Palestine "will continue to build and develop solid relations with Syria."
The movement, furthermore, strongly condemned "the repeated Zionist aggression against Syria, especially the bombing of the Damascus and Aleppo airports, and we affirm our support for confronting it," cementing that it stands with Syria in its confrontation against the aggression.
Hamas expressed "appreciation for the Syrian leadership and people, and for their role in standing by the Palestinian people and their just cause," adding that it looks "forward to Syria regaining its role and position in the Arab and Islamic nations," and that the organization supports "all efforts for its stability, prosperity, and progress," stressing its rejection of any attempt to disrupt Syria's unity.
"We take sides with our nation in the face of the malicious Zionist schemes aimed at dividing it and plundering its resources."
Hamas called for "ending all manifestations of conflict in the ummah and fulfilling reconciliations and understandings between its compartments and countries through serious dialogue."
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