Aug 2 2010
Hamas and Hezbollah expressed sympathy with the president of Sudan over the second arrest warrant issued against him by the International Criminal Court (ICC)
On July 12, 2010, the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a second warrant of arrest for the Butcher of Sudan President Omar al-Bashir on multiple counts of genocide.
Soon after, Hezbollah and Hamas expressed unequivocal solidarity with the president of Sudan, condemning the international community (mainly the US) and the international system of justice, claiming it serves political elements of world powers.
The reaction of Hamas
Speaking at a ceremony naming a street after the shaheeds of the “Freedom Flotilla”, the Hamas de-facto administration chief Isma’il Haniyah said the following:“Even as the international community remains silent over real crimes and state-sponsored terrorism directed against the Palestinian people in Gaza and those who sympathize with them, [false] allegations are leveled against the Sudanese president, Omar al-Bashir”. He further expressed complete solidarity with the Sudanese president (Ma’an, July 14, 2010).
The reaction of Hezbollah
On July 13, Hezbollah published the following announcement on its website (Al-Intiqad), expressing solidarity with the president of Sudan: “Hezbollah is hereby expressing complete solidarity with Sudan—with its president, its government, and its people—over the new allegations leveled against the president of Sudan, Omar al-Bashir, by the International Criminal Court. Those allegations are a new form of verdicts issued by international elements according to the whims of their superiors, with the purpose of furthering political objectives. Hezbollah condemns the silence of the international legal institutions over the ongoing and escalating Zionist crimes, a silence motivated by the instructions of arrogant countries. Yet those [international legal] institutions act in accordance with political interests in Sudan and in other countries to serve those ruling countries [i.e., the US and Western countries]. This makes those courts biased and unquestionably political” (Al-Intiqad, July 13, 2010).