Hamas Condemns Moscow Terror Attack

The terrorist group Hamas condemned the attack in Moscow, Russia that killed more than 100 people last week. The organization condemned killing civilians despite being the perpetrator of the Oct. 7, 2023, terrorist attack in Israel that killed about 1,200 people and sparked the current conflict in the Middle East.

Hamas condemned the attacks on a concert hall in Moscow last week that killed at least 130 people.

“We condemn in the strongest terms the terrorist attack that targeted civilians in Moscow, killing dozens of people and wounding them,” the group said in a statement.

ISIS claimed responsibility for the attack, but the Russian government has hinted that it blamed Ukraine for the incident.

The attack at the Crocus City Hall resulted in large casualties and a large fire at the building. Videos posted on social media showed gunmen attacking civilians and others fleeing. Russia said that it arrested at least 11 suspects in the attack.

The United States issued a warning that terrorist groups may target music halls in Russia earlier this month.

The war in Gaza continues, with Israel killing one of Hamas’ top leaders. The death of Marwan Issa represents not only a blow to Hamas but a win for Israel in eliminating one of the planners of the Oct. 7 attack.

Furthermore, the operative was discovered in a hospital. An Israeli raid on a Gaza hospital arrested hundreds of Hamas fighters. Jerusalem has long argued that Hamas operated out of hospitals.

Israel is also preparing for an attack on the last major stronghold of Hamas in Rafah. The Biden administration warned the government of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu regarding the plan, with President Joe Biden even calling the planned invasion a “red line.”

Despite the pressure from Washington, Netanyahu said that his country would proceed with the plan at a time of its choosing regardless of whether or not the Biden administration supported it.

He made the statement after a meeting with Secretary of State Antony Blinken last week.