Al Jazeera Net correspondents
Moscow- A member of the political bureau of the Islamic Resistance Movement (agitation) Musa Abu Marzouk Russia wants to provide services in the issue of civilian detainees in Gaza stripSince the beginning of the war, it has tried to intervene on this line, but Israel did not welcome the Russian role.
In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera Net, Abu Marzouk believed that Russia “provided a great service to the Palestinian people by not describing the resistance as terrorism, and by not criminalizing the Hamas movement because of its struggle to liberate its people and return to their homeland.”
Abu Marzouk, head of the Hamas International and External Relations Office, spoke at the conclusion of his visit to the Russian capital, where he met with Mikhail Bogdanov, the Russian Deputy Foreign Minister.
He explained that the visit of the movement delegation came in light of the complex situations in the region, which had to be consulted to discuss and address them, adding that Russia has a major role and presence in the Middle East.
Consultation with Moscow
The Palestinian leader explained that Moscow has a “position supportive of the Palestinian people in the Arab-Israeli conflict, and therefore we consult on many future issues.”
He pointed out that the aircraft carriers that come to the Mediterranean, and the mobilization carried out by Washington in the region by bringing forces from Cyprus, the Netherlands, France, Italy and Britain, “did not come in vain, but rather to send messages to the great powers such as China and Russia, and also to the major regional countries such as Iran,” according to recipe.
He continued that the consultation with the Russian side came to confront these developments, in addition to what must be done in the future, revealing the existence of cooperation to submit draft resolutions in the future. United nations For a ceasefire, it was reflected in the vote of 120 countries in favor of the resolution supporting the Palestinians, which only 4 countries voted against.
He also considered that “Moscow provided a great service to our Palestinian people by not describing the resistance as terrorism, and by not criminalizing the Hamas movement because of its struggle to liberate its people and return to the homeland,” and that the movement’s delegation’s visit was also to express thanks for this position.
Regarding the humanitarian dimension of the role that Russia can play, Abu Marzouk pointed out that Moscow wants to play a role in the issue of civilian detainees in the Gaza Strip, and has tried since the beginning of the war to intervene in this line, but Israel did not welcome the Russian role.
Last week, the Russian Ambassador to Israel, Anatoly Viktorov, said that his country is in contact with Hamas to release the prisoners it is currently holding in the Gaza Strip.
Abu Marzouk pointed out that there is a Russian willingness to provide many services and aid to the besieged Palestinian people in the Gaza Strip, “who are being punished with a war of extermination and starvation by the Israeli occupation, due to the closure of all crossings and the deprivation of people of water, medicine and food.”
Hamas and international alignment
Regarding the strongly worded Israeli statement regarding the Russian Foreign Ministry’s invitation to the Hamas delegation to visit Moscow, and the demand that Tel Aviv expel the movement’s delegation, Abu Marzouk said, “It is natural, in the circumstances of the war between Hamas and Israel, that any cooperation with Israel would be harmful to Hamas, and any cooperation with Hamas would be harmful to Israel.” On the other hand, the movement’s position towards the United States and the West was strongly worded and carried strong condemnation.
Moscow responded to Israeli criticism through Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov, who said – last Friday – that his country maintains channels of communication with all parties to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Abu Marzouk described Western support for the Israeli occupation’s aggression against the Gaza Strip as “an alliance of evil that wants to obliterate the rights of the Palestinian people and continue targeting women and children,” adding that “thousands in the Gaza Strip are being killed and thousands more are still under rubble and rubble, and they are being liquidated in cold blood and with American weapons.” With support from Britain, France, Germany and others.”
He considered that whoever cooperates with Hamas is cooperating with justice and seeking justice for the oppressed, stressing that this is the cooperation that must exist in all countries of the world, because whoever wants to be on the side of humanity must be on the side of the oppressed and not on the side of the oppressor, according to His expression.
Regarding the alignments in political positions on the international and regional scene regarding what is happening in Gaza, and evaluating the bloc that has begun to form to support the Palestinian people, Abu Marzouk said, “Regardless of any classifications, the movement is striving with all force for everyone to align with the Palestinian people and with Resistance, working to bring the far together and strengthen the alliance with the near in order to confront the aggression.”
He stressed that “Hamas does not play the role of a judge when evaluating positions, denouncing some of them, or objecting to others. Rather, it wants everyone to stand by the Palestinian people, not judge the actions of others.”
He continued, “This is what we want at the present time, and that is why we are moving in a wide field, and we see very great support for our people’s struggle, rights and resistance, and Hamas has become stronger with this great support from countries at the regional and international levels.”