Hamas has condemned the intention of the Australian authorities to outlaw the group and designate both wings of Hamas as a terrorist organization.
According to ABNA, senior Hamas official Hisham Qasem called Australia's intentions “reflect a blatant bias in favor of Israeli aggression against the Palestinian people.”
“Hamas has never been hostile to any country in the world and has only resisted occupation in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, making any definition of terrorism from Australia's side is “baseless”. It's a fairly complete acceptance of the aggressive narrative of the occupation,” Qassem argues.
A Hamas spokesman noted that Australia's actions against the group “will not change their
Recall that in 2003, Australia labeled the Hamas military wing terrorist, and now it intends to outlaw the entire group.