A senior Hamas official said Russian President Vladimir Putin was happy with the conflict in Israel planned by terrorists for two years because it distracted America from the ongoing war in Ukraine.
Senior Hamas official Ali Baraka said in an interview with an Arabic news channel that before the terrorist organization’s massacre of Israelis last Saturday, fewer than five Hamas leaders knew about the attack.
Baraka said that in recent years Hamas has projected a “rational” image to the outside world by claiming it is focused on governing Gaza rather than planning terrorist attacks.
However, this image was part of the organization’s plan to secretly plan the massive attack on Israel that has brought the region back to war.
“They (Hamas) have not entered into any war. “It did not join Islamic Jihad in its recent fight,” Baraka said.
“But this was all part of Hamas’ strategy to prepare for this attack,” the interviewer interjected.
Palestinians in Gaza are suffering the consequences of Israeli airstrikes that began after the massive terrorist attack on Israel on Saturday
‘Naturally. We made them think that Hamas was busy ruling Gaza and wanted to focus on the 2.5 million Palestinians (in Gaza) and had given up on resistance altogether. “All this time, Hamas has been preparing for this major attack under the table,” Baraka readily admitted.
“We have been preparing for this attack for two years,” he said.
His comments confirm, among other things, that Hamas’ view of the Palestinian people is purely utilitarian. The terrorist organization notoriously sets up its headquarters in hospitals, near schools and in residential neighborhoods to ensure that any retaliatory attacks leave as many civilians dead as possible.
As the Israeli military began its assault against Hamas this week, the IDF and the Israeli government repeatedly sent messages to civilians in the Gaza Strip to flee before the attacks began. Hamas reportedly sent messages to the same civilians urging them to stay put.
Baraka discussed the attitude of Hamas and Palestinian extremists towards human life when it comes to war with Israel.
“It is well known that Israelis love life,” he said. “We, on the other hand, sacrifice ourselves.” “We regard our dead as martyrs.”
“What every Palestinian desires most is to die for Allah and defend their land.”
He repeatedly said that Russia is a country that “sympathizes with us.” He said the Russians sent messages to Hamas leaders after the attacks.
“Russia is happy that America is getting involved in Palestine.” “It reduces the pressure on the Russians in Ukraine,” he explained. “One war alleviates the pressure in another war.”
Ali Baraka said Russia was pleased that the United States was distracted by the war in the Middle East. U.S. involvement eases some of the pressure on Putin over his ongoing war in Ukraine
“The thing every Palestinian longs for most is to die for Allah and defend their land,” Baraka said in an interview about the outbreak of the war
He explained some of the geopolitical dynamics surrounding Hamas’ actions in Israel
An IDF soldier reacts and covers his face before removing the body of a civilian killed days earlier in an attack by Hamas militants in Kfar Aza, Israel, October 10, 2023
Aftermath of Israeli air strikes on Gaza on October 10, 2023. Israeli air strikes bombarded Gaza on Tuesday, destroying entire districts in retaliation for Hamas terrorist attacks on Saturday
In the interview, Baraka also stated that Iran is Hamas’s main political and financial supporter and that the terrorist organization plans to expand and escalate the war so that Israel defends itself in the south and north.
Earlier this week, rockets from Syria and Lebanon began flying into northern Israel.
On Saturday, Iranian-backed Palestinian terrorists stormed Israel in a coordinated attack that has so far claimed the lives of 1,200 Israelis, some of whom were raped, burned alive and mercilessly beheaded by Hamas agents.
Today, Gazans are increasingly unsettled after the area’s only power plant ran out of fuel and shut down. Over the weekend, Prime Minister Netanyahu declared war on Hamas, making clear that Gaza would continue to feel the effects of Israel’s retaliation for decades to come.
This week, Israeli airstrikes destroyed entire neighborhoods and forced people to flee to safety. The war is only expected to escalate from here.
Netanyahu has promised that his military will ensure the death of every Hamas agent.