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Hamas keeps quiet on Russian war in Ukraine

Hamas is keen on keeping mum about Russia’s war on Ukraine, following lessons learned from the Arab Spring.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov (R) shakes hands with Hamas political director Khaled Meshaal before their meeting, Moscow, Russia, Feb. 27, 2007.

Following in the footsteps of the Palestinian Authority (PA), Hamas is keen to remain silent on the Russian military attack on Ukraine, which was launched by Russian President Vladimir Putin Feb. 24.

Hamas has been increasingly isolated on the international scene, having received a political blow from several Western countries. On Nov. 26, 2021, the United Kingdom declared Hamas a terrorist organization. On March 3, Australia also classified it as a terrorist group.

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