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Hamas Condemns Riyadh Bombing as Harmful to Islam

Hamas, a Palestinian faction that has spearheaded a suicide bombing campaign against Israelis, joined international condemnation on Wednesday of a suicide attack in Riyadh that Saudi Arabia blamed on al Qaeda. At least 18 people, five of them children, died when bombers blew up an explosives-rigged car in a residential compound in Riyadh on Sunday night. Most of the victims were Arabs. “Hamas condemns the bombing attack…which led to the killing of innocent children and women and other civilians,” the Islamic militant group said in a statement on a pro-Hamas web site. It said the Riyadh bombing “aimed to harm the security and stability of an Arab and Muslim country that represents a fundamental part of our nation.” Hamas has sought to distance itself from al Qaeda, saying that unlike Saudi-born Osama bin Laden’s global network it limits its attacks to Israel and the occupied territories. Full Story

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