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Israel angered by UN official who said Hamas 'is not a terrorist organization, but a political movement'

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This is Martin Griffiths who is the deputy secretary general of the UN

The angry reaction of Israeli politicians was caused by a statement by the head of the UN humanitarian affairs agency, Martin Griffiths, who said in an interview that Hamas “is not a terrorist organization, but a political movement”.

“Shame on “, Israeli Foreign Minister Israel Katz wrote to X, with his post accompanied by a screenshot of Griffiths' interview with the British Sky News network. Katz called Hamas a “Nazi organization”.

Griffiths, head of the UN's humanitarian affairs agency, who holds the position of deputy secretary-general, said in an interview with Sky News yesterday: “Hamas is not a terrorist organization for us of course, as you know. It's a political movement.”

Griffiths, who spoke of his years of experience in Cambodia and Syria, described the situation in the Gaza Strip as the worst he had seen. “The reason I said the situation in the Gaza Strip is the worst, was because people cannot escape. They are locked out,” he said.

Asked about Israel's plan to eliminate Hamas, Griffiths stressed that it will be “very difficult to eliminate these organizations without a negotiated solution that includes their aspirations.” .

Israeli UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan told X: “The UN's pro-Hamas stance is finally being revealed on live TV.”

He described the UN as “a terror-justifying, Hamas-promoting, victim-blaming organization that has lost all credibility” and accused Griffiths of being a “co-terrorist”. It is recalled that the USA and the EU characterize Hamas as a terrorist organization.

Source: 24h.com.cy

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