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Russian envoy to Israel: Hamas and Hezbollah are not terrorists
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Russian envoy to Israel: Hamas and Hezbollah are not terrorists

Russia’s Ambassador to Israel Alexander Shein said that Hamas and Hezbollah are not terrorist organisations.

In an interview on Israel’s Russian-language Channel 9, Shein said, “We do not consider these organisations to be terrorists.”

The Russian diplomat preferred the descriptions that they were “radical organisations which sometimes adhere to extremist political views.”

When asked if the Hamas rocket barrage on Israeli cities during the 2014 Gaza war was not terror, he denied it, insisting it was not terror “at all.”

The U.S., European Union, Britain, Canada, Australia and others have officially designated Hamas and Hezbollah as terrorist groups; but Russia has resisted pressure to do the same. 

 Click here to read the full article in Hamodia

Friday, June 16, 2017
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