Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh censures Israel after its bombing of an arms factory in Sudan. Israel has accused Sudan of supplying arms to the Palestinians in Gaza., a photo by Pan-African News Wire File Photos on Flickr.
Hamas condemns Israel for attack on Sudan factory
Sat Oct 27, 2012 12:31AM GMT
The Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has condemned Israel for attacking a military factory in Sudan.
Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh made the remarks in his Eid al-Adha sermon, which he delivered near the town of Deir al-Balah in the central Gaza Strip on Friday.
“On my own behalf and on behalf of the government, we condemn the Zionist terrorism behind the bombing of a factory in Sudan. We condemn this crime and this terrorism,” he said.
He added that the attack "proves once again that Israel is an outlaw state sponsoring terrorism in the region and in the world."
On Wednesday, Sudanese Culture and Information Minister Ahmed Bilal Osman announced that four Israeli warplanes had attacked a weapons factory in the Sudanese capital Khartoum late on Tuesday night, killing at least two people.
Later on Wednesday, Sudan called on the United Nations Security Council to condemn Israel for violating the country’s sovereignty and bombing the factory.
In response to a question about the attack, Israeli Minister for Military Affairs Ehud Barak said, "There is nothing I can say about this subject."
In May, Khartoum said Israel launched a missile attack on a car in Port Sudan, which killed one person.
Sudan also accused Tel Aviv of carrying out a similar attack on a car near Port Sudan in April 2011.
The Israeli regime, however, has neither denied nor confirmed involvement in the incidents.