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Hamas er fornærmet over at noen – Bibi Netanyahu – trakk sammenligninger mellom Paris-jihadistene og dem selv. Det finnes ingen slik parallell bedyrer Hamas og fordømmer massakren i Paris. Hamas forsikrer også at de er for ytringsfrihet. Belastningen ved å bli knyttet til Charlie Hebdo-massakren er tydeligvis gått opp for dem.

Palestinian Islamist group Hamas condemned Saturday the killing of 12 people in an attack on French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo’s offices by two French Islamists.

A statement in French said Hamas «condemns the attack against Charlie Hebdo magazine and insists on the fact that differences of opinion and thought cannot justify murder.»

It also rejected Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments, in which he compared the Paris attack to Hama firing rockets from the Gaza Strip at civilians in Israel.

«Hamas condemns the desperate attempts by … Netanyahu to make a connection between our movement and the resistance of our people on the one hand and global terrorism on the other,» it said.

Men fordømmelsen har en hake: Hamas tier om gisseltakingen i en jødisk kosherbutikk.

The group did not explicitly condemn the subsequent hostage crisis Friday at a kosher Paris grocery.