For the first time, a senior Hamas leader declares support and sympathy with the Syrian revolution.
Today the twenty fourth of February, 2012, Mr. Ismail Haniya, the Hamas prime minister of Gaza saluted the Arab Spring and greeted the Egyptian revolution and the Syrian People and their revolution. Mr. Haniya’s speech on the Syrian revolution is going to have a huge impact on the Syrian-Hamas relationship in particular and the Syrian- Palestinian relationship in general, especially when considering that Hamas used to be Syrian last major Palestinian ally before the Arab Spring.
From Al Azhar mosque, the Egyptian famous Islamic symbol, Mr. Haniya valued the Egyptian revolution and considered the new Egypt as the true strategic geopolitical depth of Palestine.
Such Hamas stance has been considered by observers to occur on any moment in view of the classical contradiction between the ideological as well as the sectarian backgrounds of both parties, Hamas and the Syrian regime.
(www.allvoices.com / 10.06.2012)