Top Hamas leader receives South African envoy in Gaza

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The head of Hamas Political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh has received South Africa’s ambassador to the Palestinian Authority Ashraf Suliman in his office in Gaza and discussed the latest developments concerning the Palestinian cause.

Haniyeh expressed his deep gratitude to South Africa’s historical position towards the Palestinian cause hailing its stance against the latest Israeli aggression on Gaza.

The top Hamas leader discussed with the South African diplomat the latest developments regarding the efforts exerted to break the Israeli siege on Gaza and end the Palestinian people’s suffering in the impoverished enclave.

Haniyeh deplored the US decision to put Hamas deputy leader Saleh al-Arouri on its ‘terror blacklist,’ calling on South Africa to pressure the US to reverse the Israeli occupation-biased decision.

The ambassador of South Africa Ashraf Suliman reiterated South Africa’s positive stance towards Palestinian people, stressing that his country denounces the latest Israeli aggression on the Gaza Strip

Suliman praised international and regional endeavours to break Gaza Siege, confirming that South Africa supports these efforts to end the suffering of the Palestinian people, remove the Israeli blockade, and achieve Palestinian national reconciliation.