Hamas: ‘Zionist occupation’ to blame for crime wave in Israel’s Arab community

The Times of Israel reports: “The leader of Hamas’s political bureau, Ismail Haniyeh, blamed ‘the Zionist occupation’ for the ongoing violent crime wave in Israel’s Arab community, in the first public comment by the Palestinian terror group on the issue.

‘We hold the Zionist occupation responsible for the blood and the murders running wild inside the lands of 1948,’ his office said in a statement.

‘The security arms of the Zionist enemy play a dangerous role that aims to engage our people in another struggle to forget their religious and historical ties to the Palestinian people in Gaza, the West Bank, and in exile,’ the statement read…”

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