After Hamas and Assad renewed ties, Palestinians have differing views. One Palestinian said he could not understand Hamas’ agreement with Bashar al-Assad, who committed crimes against humanity. Also stated that this is no less than what Israel did to the Palestinian people in Gaza and the West Bank.
Hamas’ decision to restore ties with the Assad regime in Syria has been the subject of debate among Palestinians in Gaza. Some saw it as a strategic and political step, while others saw it as immoral. In addition, some Palestinians said that Hamas should strengthen ties with its political rival, the Fatah movement. The Fatah movement, as it is known, is led by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
In addition, a Gaza resident named Ibrahim Al-Shanti in The New Arab newspaper stated that Hamas aims only to fulfil its own interests; He said that he did not take into account the interests of the Palestinian people.
He also said why Syrian president Bashar al-Assad did not reconcile with the Palestinian authority, which thus did not commit crimes when he killed thousands of his own people. He also said that Hamas would likely lose influence in Gaza and the West Bank.
No Meaning Given
After Hamas renewed relations with Syria, some Palestinians could not make sense of it. Samia al-Agbar, who lives in Gaza, couldn’t make sense of her dealings with The New Arab criminal Bashar al-Assad.
In addition, he stated that the Assad regime is a criminal and a murderer, causing the destruction of Syria. He said millions of vulnerable civilians had to be relocated. He also stated that Hamas has lost popularity because of this irresponsible step.
There were also different opinions. Some people expressed that the relations between Hamas and Syria are false and unreal.
Not Everyone Agrees in Gaza
Although some Palestinians criticize this situation, not everyone does it. Ismail Atallah, who lives in the city of Gaza, stated that this is the right move.
In addition, Muhkaimar Abu Saada said that Hamas is not fully competent to refuse to re-establish relations with Syria due to its close relations with Iran. He also stated that it provides with weapons, logistical support and money.
He also noted that Hamas suffers from political isolation in light of the normalization of Arab and Israeli relations, especially in light of the return of relations between Turkey and Israel.