Hamas Spokesman: ‘I Have Jewish Friends’

Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan, friend of the Jews. (AP)
• August 4, 2014 6:14 pm


Hamas spokesman Osama Hamdan wants everyone to stop pointing out that his avowedly anti-Semitic organization is, in fact, avowedly anti-Semitic.

So, in his most recent appearance on The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, an especially animated Hamdan invoked a version of the time-honored defense against accusations of bigotry. "I have friend—Jewish friends," he said.

These Jewish friends, Hamdan said, stand with Hamas in opposition to the "new Nazis" like Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Just days earlier, Hamdan went on Lebanese television to say that Jews have "become addicted to the slaughter killing of women and children," and "used to slaughter Christians in order to mix their blood in their holy matzos."