August 31, 2004

Hamas Strategery

Headline: Hamas appeals for French hostages

Between the Lines: The Palestinian Islamic militant group, Hamas, called on Tuesday for the release of two French journalists held hostage in Iraq, saying it could add to the isolation of Israel and the United States.

Sami Abu Zuhri, a spokesman for Hamas in the Gaza Strip, said that France has adopted “a positive stand,” over Iraq because it opposed the US-led war to topple Saddam Hussein.

Paris has also shown an “understanding position” toward the Palestinian cause, he said.

“Releasing the two French journalists would increase the isolation of hostile American and Israeli attitudes toward the Arab and Muslim nations, and would boost French support for our aspirations,” Abu Zuhri added.

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