..GAZA (Reuters) - The Palestinian Islamist group Hamas* on Monday condemned the killing by U.S. forces of Osama bin Laden and mourned him as an "Arab holy warrior."
"We regard this as a continuation of the American policy based on oppression and the shedding of Muslim and Arab blood," Ismail Haniyeh, head of the Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip, told reporters.
Though he noted doctrinal differences between bin Laden's al Qaeda and Hamas, Haniyeh said: "We condemn the assassination and the killing of an Arab holy warrior. We ask God to offer him mercy with the true believers and the martyrs."
(Writing by Dan Williams, Reporting by Nidal al-Mughrabi)
- For those that do not know, Hamas is the majority party in the arab government that occupies part of Judea, the leader of which being the first person Obama called when sworn in as POTUS.
... They routinely call for the death of all Jooooos, and are the people with whom Israel is supposed to broker a peace.