Hamas spokesman storms out of BBC interview when asked about terror attacks

Ghazi Hamad refused to answer BBC questions about Hamas murders of Jews


2T3P3XN Ghazi Hamad, a member of Hamas' decision-making political bureau, speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, Oct. 26, 2023. Hamad said that the Palestinian militant group had expected stronger intervention from Hezbollah in its war with Israel, in a rare public appeal to its allies in the region. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

A spokesperson for Hamas has stormed out of an interview with the BBC after being asked about the atrocities committed by the terror group in Israel on October 7.

Ghazi Hamad, a previous deputy foreign minister of Hamas, was being questioned by the BBC's Hugo Bachega about the massacres committed by the terror group.

Defending the attacks on civilians as "military operations with military purposes", Hamad told Bachega that "there was no order to attack civilians."

He was then asked by the interviewer how he could "justify killing people as they sleep" at which point Hamad terminated the interview, ripping off his microphone and storming out of the room in Beirut where the programme was being filmed.

Yesterday, Hamad also told the AP that Hamas wanted Hezbollah to contribute more to the fight against the Israelis, saying: "Hezbollah now is working against the occupation, we appreciate this. But we need more in order to stop the aggression on Gaza, we expect more.”

Earlier this week, the heads of several terror organisations met in Beirut, with representatives from Hamas, Hezbollah, and Islamic Jihad, in a rare display of unity between the rival Iranian-backed factions.

Ghazi Hamad, a former newspaper journalist and editor has held leadership positions in Hamas for decades.

In 2006, he said: "Israel should be wiped from the face of the Earth. It is an animal state that recognizes no human worth. It is a cancer that should be eradicated.

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