Condemnations, condolences pour in over martyrdom of Hamas leader’s family members

Tehran, IRNA – Messages of condemnation and condolences have been pouring in over the martyrdom of three sons and four grandchildren of Hamas Political Bureau Chief Ismail Haniyeh in an Israeli attack in northern Gaza.

Haniyeh confirmed the loss of his family members in the Israeli attack, saying they were targeted as they were visiting relatives at Shati refugee camp on Eid al-Fitr on Wednesday.  

Islamic Jihad

Palestinian resistance movement Islamic Jihad strongly condemned the killings, saying that the Israeli regime has resorted to assassinating family members of resistance leaders following its defeat on the battlefield.

“This unjust operation proves that the enemy is in confusion due to the failure to reach its goals on the battlefield”, the movement said in a statement, adding that the Zionist regime is trying to compensate for its defeat by targeting the siblings and families of resistance fighters.

Islamic Jihad stressed that targeting resistance leaders and commanders and their family members will enhance the determination and resilience of Palestinian people and resistance groups in upholding Palestinians’ rights and the defeat of the Zionist regime.


Deputy Chief of Lebanon’s Hezbollah Resistance Movement Sheikh Naeem Qasim expressed his condolences in a phone call with Haniyeh, condoling this loss to his family, the leaders of the resistance movement, the people of Gaza and the Palestinian nation.

The senior Hezbollah official said that the fruit of these sacrifices would be the victory of the people of Gaza, the resistance forces and all the people of Palestine and the Islamic Ummah.

Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units (PMU)

Falih al-Fayyadh, head of Iraq's Popular Mobilization Units (PMU), also sent a message to Haniyeh, expressing sympathy and condolences.

According to Al-Mayadeen TV network, al-Fayyadh wrote in his message that victory will be achieved very soon with the efforts of the faithful.

Kata'ib Hezbollah

In a message of condolence, Iraq’s Kata'ib Hezbollah resistance group said that no matter how much the enemy violates the rules of engagement, they cannot disrupt the determination of the resilient fighters of the resistance.

Kata'ib Hezbollah added that the martyrdom of Haniyeh’s family members will further ignite the flames of the ongoing resistance against the Israeli regime that is supported by the US.


Yemen’s Houthi Ansarullah movement reacted to the killing of Haniyeh’s family members in the Israeli attack which it described as cowardly.

Ansarullah Spokesman Mohammad Abdul Salam issued a statement on Wednesday, saying that such great sacrifices will enhance the Palestinian nation’s resilience against Israeli arrogance and cruelty.

In a separate statement, Yemen Army Spokesman Yahya Saree extended his condolences as well, saying that targeting Haniyeh’s family members reveals the Israeli regime’s defeat on the battlefield.

Mahmoud Abbas condoles with Haniyeh

In a phone call with Haniyeh, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas also offered condolences over the martyrdom of his family members, according to the Telegram page of Hamas.  

The movement said Haniyeh told Abbas that the lives of his sons and grandchildren have been sacrificed for al-Quds and Al-Aqsa.

Turkiye and Qatar 

In separate phone calls, Haniyeh also received condolences from Deputy Secretary-General of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) Jameel Mizhir, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and Qatar Prime Minister Mohammed bin Abdulrahman bin Jassim Al Thani, Hamas said.  

Pakistan political parties

Raja Nasir Abbas Jafri, leader of the Majlis Wahdat-e-Muslimeen political party, condemned the martyrdom of Haniyeh’s family members in a message to Haniyeh, saying that the Palestinian resistance will take revenge for the killings.

In a separate message, Leader of Jamaat-e-Islami political party Hafiz Naeem Ur Rehman stressed that the blood of the Gaza martyrs will not be in vein and the US and Israel will not be able to crush the determination of the Palestinians.


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