WASHINGTON – The senior adviser to the president of the Palestinian Authority says Hamas’ Gaza border protest is all about media martyrdom – sending civilians to die for propaganda purposes.
Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the senior adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, is accusing Hamas of intentionally sending Palestinians in Gaza to “go and die,” for the sole purpose that Hamas will have stories of dead Palestinians to tell the media, according to a sermon translation conducted by Palestinian Media Watch.
Al-Habbash, who advises Abbas on Islamic affairs as a supreme Shariah judge, delivered a sermon Friday from the PA headquarters in Ramallah, in the presence of Mahmoud Abbas. He accused Hamas of deliberately encouraging civilians to endanger themselves: “You Palestinians, our people, go and die so that we’ll go to the TV and media with strong declarations.”
Al-Habbash claimed the Palestinian population is not being fooled by Hamas anymore,