â€śThe Islamic Palestinian Resistance Movement condemns the killing of any human, whether he is a Muslim, Christian, Jew or a follower of any religion,” quoted the official.
â€śIt is with deep regretÂ and profoundÂ sadnessÂ that we received the news about the terrorist attack on a Jewish synagogue in Pittsburgh, which resulted in the killing of 11 Jews and injuring six others,â€ť a senior Hamas leader said.
In aÂ statement, Member of Hamas International Relations Bureau Basim Naim said: â€śAs Palestinians who have been enduring the terrorism of the Israeli occupation, we are the most to realize what terrorism means and what are its destructive consequences.â€ť
He added. according to Days of Palestine: â€śOn this sorrowful occasion, Hamas would like to extend its sincerest condolences to the families of the victims, wishing the injured a speedy recovery.â€ť
Naim concluded his statement, saying: â€śThis aggressive act against ‘worship places’, which is highly condemned, highlights that terrorism has no religion nor ideology.â€ť
Following to the statement, Hamas quoted its founder and late leader Sheikh Ahmad Yassin as saying: â€śThe Islamic Palestinian Resistance Movement condemns the killing of any human, whether he is a Muslim, Christian, Jew or a follower of any religion.â€ť
American media reported, on Saturday, that a gunman opened fire inside the Tree of Life Congregation Synagogue in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, during a service, killing 11 Jewish worshipers and injuring six others.
The suspected gunman, who identified as 46-year-oldÂ Robert Bowers, surrendered and was taken into custody.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip, and continues into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.