Malaysian PM Welcomes Hamas Leader to Putrajaya

BenarNews staff
Kuala Lumpur and Washington
200122-MY-Hamas1000.jpg Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (right) welcomes Hamas chief Ismail Haniyeh to his office in Putrajaya, Jan. 22, 2020.
Courtesy of the Prime Minister’s Office

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad welcomed the chief of the Palestinian militant group Hamas to Putrajaya on Wednesday during his first official trip to Malaysia since becoming the organization’s top leader in May 2017, officials said.

While paying a courtesy call at the prime minister’s office, Ismail Haniyeh praised Mahathir, who is known for being outspoken in criticizing Israel, for supporting the Palestinian people, according to state media and information on the Malaysian leader’s official Twitter account.

Both the United States and Israel have branded Haniyeh as a terrorist and Hamas as a terror organization. Haniyeh was visiting Malaysia as part of his first trip outside of the Gaza Strip or Egypt as chief of the political wing of the Islamic Resistance Movement (Hamas), a tour that has also taken him to Iran, Oman, Turkey and Qatar.

“According to the Hamas leader, Malaysia has a very special position in the Islamic world,” Malaysia’s state-run Bernama news service quoted Mahathir as saying about his conversation with Haniyeh.

Mahathir said Haniyeh expressed gratitude for the prime minister’s efforts “to bring fresh ideas to the Islamic world,” and the Hamas leader cited the Kuala Lumpur Summit organized by the Malaysian government as an example.

Last month, Malaysia hosted the leaders of Iran, Turkey and Qatar – all rivals of Saudi Arabia –during a three-day conference. The Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) criticized it as an event that could weaken the 57-nation intergovernmental body based in the Saudi kingdom.

In 2018, after Haniyeh became the Hamas chief, the United States government added his name to its list of specially designated global terrorists, saying he had “committed, or poses a significant risk of committing, acts of terrorism that threaten the security of U.S. nationals or the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States.”

The U.S. State Department had previously listed Hamas as a foreign terrorist organization, accusing units associated with it up of conducting suicide bombings against Israeli civilian and military targets.

In April 2018, a Palestinian engineer named Fadi Mohamad Al Batsh, who was allegedly linked to Hamas, was gunned down in Kuala Lumpur. According to reports in the Israeli press, he was killed by the Mossad, Israel’s national intelligence service.

The 94-year-old Mahathir, who has been accused in the Israeli and Western media of expressing anti-Semitic views, has not shied away from criticizing the United States over its longtime alliance with Israel, even after returning to office as prime minister of Muslim-majority Malaysia in 2018.

In a September 2016 interview with BenarNews, Mahathir pointed to Western polices in the Middle East, including ongoing Western support for Israel, as exacerbating the worldwide problem of terrorism.

The militant group that calls itself the Islamic State grew out of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, he said.

“But the world will not see it because the press is totally controlled by the Western countries,” Mahathir said in the interview. “They will not blame themselves. … The real cause is that they have mishandled the Middle East over the last 60 years.”


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Jun 09, 2021 11:48 AM

Let us look at the May 2021 war !

The HAMAS timing WAS perfect in the May 2021 war !

There is NO REAL political authority in ISRAEL,and Benjy is on his way out
The Allies of Benjy,are all ULTRA RIGHT ORTHODOX JEWS - who will provoke Benjy
Benjy and his wife,are ALMOST in Jail
If the ULTRA RIGHT ORTHODOX JEWS cannot PUSH Benjy,to annex West Bank,and start an Exodus of Arabs,from Jerusalem - in 2021 COVID - then,they will never get another opportunity (which will doom Benjy,and the ULTRA RIGHT ORTHODOX JEWS - forever)
HAMAS has forced Benjy to crackdown on Arabs,lynch Arabs and evict Arabs - as a retaliation and show of control and strength - thereby, providing more popular support to HAMAS,INSIDE ISRAEL - with the Arabs
No SANE US President or the UN will support a IDF invasion or blockade of Gaza or annexation - in 2021 COVID by a leader who is on his way to jail and is a caretaker PM
Benjy needs a DISTRACTION and a VICTORY,and an EMERGENCY (which is the current strife)
IRAN is possibly to resume N-Negotiations,with the US - thereby giving the US and Iran,multiple levers to play with
Benjy knows that IRAN is behind HAMAS
Using the Temple of Solomon,was the TRUMP Card - as it provoked the Israeli Police - and nurturing this fire,can create mass unrest,across Muslims nations
Unrest across Muslim nations will allow Iran to fish and scuba rocket dive in troubled waters
If Hamas keeps on firing rockets,that is a victory,irrespective of,how many are killed in Gaza.The rocket saturation and decoy model is meant to ensure that 10-20% penetrate the ADS (Iron Dome) - so the success of the IRON DOME fits in with the PLAN OF HAMAS.It also games the ADS for the NEXGEN ROCKETS (which will come depending on the US-IRAN N Dialogue and events in the Temple)
To Stop Hamas - IDF will have to ENTER GAZA,as the blockade is of no use - since Hamas is stocked up With the blockade,there will be a lack of food,water,medical aid in Gaza and the Media will be there to report it


The Temple of Solomon,is DUE to be rebuilt (as per Prophecy).TO REBUILD - YOU 1ST NEED TO DESTROY ! dindooohindoo

There are 3-500 rockets in the air,over Jerusalem EVERY DAY and there is a stockpile of explosives inside the Temple !

Anything can happen - and it is all PURE CHANCE OR PROVIDENCE (And the Red Moon has passed)

If Something happens to Aqsa, or is inevitable - THEN the TURKS will move in for sure - and then,History repeats again !

Hamas is making new age rockets - and so,there will be manufacturing defects in the is easier to smuggle missile raw materials,into Gaza - than to smuggle the entire missile,from Iran.

Hamas rockets can REACH Dimona, and will ULTIMATELY PENETRATE the ADS,over DIMONA.The IDF has NO INTEREST,in destroying HAMAS - as it NEEDS HAMAS,to create a so-called terror entity,as an ENEMY OF THE JEWISH people,and the JEWISH state.That justifies the Arab oppression, military state,siege mentality and the fear psychosis,among the Jews !

That is Y,every 5 years,the IDF pounds GAZA, and takes a few hits - so that the SELF DEFENSE STORY of a state,and a race under SIEGE,since the times of MOSES - continues - and the moolah,keeps flowing in.

The ADS uses at least 2 rockets,to target the Hamas rockets,which have no remote or AI control,in the TERMINAL DESCENT.So Y do the ROCKETS ESCAPE THE ADS OF THE IDF ? Surely the IDF,using the cutting edge US tech can stop 100& of all the rockets,fired by HAMAS.

The answer - the IDF DELIBERATELY ALLOWS THE ROCKETS TO SLIP THROUGH - which is Y none of the rockets land of high density targets ! These rockets land on empty houses or kill 1 or 2 people ! A projectile in its terminal descent (with its warhead),has a 100% predictable trajectory of descent.This is the GENIUS of the IDF.This MAGICAL TRAUMA - is COMPOUNDED BY THE MEDIA AND SOCIAL MEDIA - TO CREATE THE FEAR,IN ISRAELIS AND THE HATRED !

Y is IDF not targetting the launch sites of HAMAS ? HAMAS is using HEAVY AND LARGE ROCKETS - which need sturdy or semi-permanent launchers ? Surely ISRAELI ABR (which are Drones and AWACS) can triangulate the launch site,in 1 or 2 seconds - and these sites cannot be removed, in even 45 seconds - and can be bombed by the IAF,in 1 or 2 seconds.Evem IDF - GBR can triangulate the launch sites in 2-3 seconds.

But the IDF is NOT taking out the launch sites - because it wants to keep the rockets sailing in ! It will aid Israel in navigating Biden,in the Iran N talks.

Besides,propping up HAMAS as a Savior of the Palestinians,taints the Palestinians across the comity of nations,UNDERCUTS AND EMASCULATES THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY,and ALLOWS THE IDF,to plunder GAZA - to build the Anti-Israeli hate,in Gaza - which also UNDERCUTS THE CAUSE OF THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY,and ensures a stream of fighters of HAMAS.

Even if the PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY wants a 2 state solution - HAMAS and the so-called public opinion - will TORPEDO it - and that also suits,the ISRAELIS as they WANT THE WHOLE OF JERUSALEM for the Jews (With the TEMPLE).Therefore,it assists the MOSSAD propoganda of Palestinians as anti-peace,anti-Jew,anti-israel .........