The recent meeting between Hamas and Russian officials in Moscow highlights Russia’s unwavering support for the Palestinians and its efforts to end the Israeli counter-operations against Hamas.
H2 Russia’s Support for Palestinians and Efforts to End Israeli Operations in Gaza
A delegation from Hamas recently visited Moscow to discuss the release of Russian hostages and other foreign nationals held in Gaza. The meeting reflects Russia’s strong support for the Palestinians and its efforts to end the Israeli counter-operations against Hamas. With at least 220 Russian citizens held as hostages by Hamas, the discussions aimed to secure their release and ensure the evacuation of foreign citizens from the Palestinian enclave.
Russia-Hamas Ties and the Meeting in Moscow:
Mousa Abu Marzook, the founder and political leader of Hamas, was part of the delegation that met with Russian deputy foreign minister Mikhail Bogdanov. The meeting followed an earlier discussion between Marzook, Bogdanov, and the Iranian deputy foreign minister in Doha, Qatar. The Russian foreign ministry stated that the contact with Marzook was made in pursuit of the immediate release of foreign hostages and to address issues related to the evacuation of Russian and other foreign citizens from Gaza.
Hamas Appreciation for Russia’s Efforts:
Hamas, in its statement, praised Russia’s President Vladimir Putin for his efforts to end what they called “the crimes of Israel that are supported by the West.” This indicates the close ties between Russia and Hamas and their shared perspective on the Israeli operations in Gaza.
Russia’s Desire for Contact with Hamas:
The Russian deputy foreign minister expressed his willingness to meet with Hamas in Qatar to discuss the release of Israeli hostages. He emphasized the importance of such contact, especially in the current situation, as it could be useful for solving practical issues, including the freeing of hostages.
Putin’s Concerns and Call to End Gaza Bombing:
Russia’s support for the Palestinians is further evident in President Putin’s recent warning against an Israeli ground invasion of Gaza. He emphasized the need to stop the bloodshed and violence, highlighting the potential for a broader regional conflict. Putin’s statement reflects Russia’s commitment to ending the crisis and preventing further escalation, not only for the Middle East region but also for the stability of the entire international community.
The recent meeting between Hamas and Russian officials in Moscow underscores Russia’s unwavering support for the Palestinians and its efforts to end the Israeli counter-operations in Gaza. With a focus on securing the release of hostages and ensuring the safety of foreign citizens, Russia’s involvement in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict highlights its commitment to peace and stability in the region.